The Game

I like taking real events and giving them a little fantasy tweak. That’s true with he following, even if the fantasy is relatively mild. It’s there if you want to see it. He watched as his son chewed his lip before moving the wooden token across the board. The boy only had three pieces left … More The Game

Helgmar

Helgmar was known for his skill with axe and spear. The lore of his battlefield prowess meant that he could end more private disputes with but a glare of his smoke-colored eyes. He was blunt and honest in a way that earned him an equal amount of friends and enemies. He was glad for both, … More Helgmar

Weight Loss

Some folk might have noticed that my writing output slowed down and then basically stopped. Some of that has to deal with issues I’ve discussed before. but it also has so so with the limited time I have after working and parenting. Since basically elementary school I’ve been a big guy. Too big. There are … More Weight Loss

New Year’s Dad

Tomorrow I get to take a little bit of a rest. I’ll likely read a book, play some music, maybe even turn on a video game. If my head space clears, I’ll even do some writing. My teaching job doesn’t start up again for another week and to tell the truth in a little worn … More New Year’s Dad

Ozoni

It’s the second day of the new year. We are all currently enjoying full bellies from one the traditional New Year’s meals here in Japan, a soup called ozoni. There are a few ways of making ozoni. The base is a clear soup made with fish stock and soy sauce, but also seasoned with yuzu, … More Ozoni

The Party

We had our little girl’s first birthday party today. Kind of. She woke up feeling cranky, and that isn’t really like her. Her eyes were a little puffy and she was slightly warm. Our poor little girl just wasn’t feeling her best. Still, after some playing and some resting she was in a good enough … More The Party

Welcome to One

It was just over a year ago, around 11:30pm on March 3rd, when our daughter was born. I remember walking in the rain with my sleeping son in a stroller. We headed to the birth house desperate to make it one time. I made it just as she was crowning. It felt as if they … More Welcome to One