Five Years Ago

This is one of those days where social media is nifty. Especially that part where we get reminded of past events. Sure, many of those reminders are rather bland, but every now and then something worthwhile comes up. Five years ago I was accepted into grad school here in Tokyo. At the time my wife … More Five Years Ago

Tears and Rain

From around noon the weather shifted. At the start of the day it was reasonably warm, for early March, and the sky was decently blue. Then the clouds came and everything turned grey. Rain was soon to follow. This actually fits rather well with the day. It is nearing the end of the school year … More Tears and Rain


Yesterday felt rather bleak. I had worries that history was repeating itself in terms of work promises falling through. Really the only thing I had to hold on to was the knowledge that the people I work with are very special, warm-hearted people.┬áMy faith in their good intentions was never in doubt, but my faith … More (Re)Appointment


This is going to be a rather hard post to right because there is only so much I can say on this subject. I’m not strictly bound by confidentiality or anything like that, but talking too much might not be the smart thing to do. Not that I’ve ever let myself talk the the point … More Disappointment

School Plague

Working at an elementary school means I am at constant risk of catching a cold. Right now it seems we are at the start of cold and flu season. One class had so many absences they just sent the whole class home for the last few days of the week. Other classes are are missing … More School Plague