End of the Day

I’m sitting on the train listening to blues. Gary Clark, Jr. if you are curious. Today has been a day. Long and tiring. It a bad day, although there were moments in it that certainly weren’t good. My four year old is having a difficult time that time moves in even when he doesn’t want … More End of the Day

Little Lunches

The elementary school I work at here in Tokyo has a cafeteria. That’s a bit of a rarity as many schools just have their lunches in the classroom. Sometimes I bring my own lunch and eat in the staff room, but most days I opt for the school lunch. I’m not a fan of all … More Little Lunches

Drinking after Work

Okay, confession time: I really like my main job. I kind of fell into teaching. I come from a family of teachers and sometimes it seems like a majority of the extended family, on both sides, either are teachers or have taught. I think that outside of my dad and brother, almost everyone else has … More Drinking after Work

A Reason to Teach

After writing about aspects of the Japanese school system for the past two days, I really wasn’t planning on going on about schools today. After all, I need to talk about comic books and movies. Maybe plug some of my other projects, such as a novel and assorted podcasts. But, this week was the first … More A Reason to Teach

Graduation 2017

I’m currently sitting in a train collecting my thoughts. This morning was the graduation and luncheon at the elementary school I work at. Regular readers might know that this is my third school year working here, even though I started near the end of that first school year. On the whole this school has been … More Graduation 2017