I went to seawall this morning.

I went to seawall this morning.

I went to seawall today — very early in the morning wearing just a pair of short pants and a jacket over a shirt. Wife and kids were still sleeping.  I left the house in silence.   It was freezing cold, but I didn’t care. I came to seawall anyway. While the industrial lights flicker in the far … Continue reading

Old school way still works!

Old school way still works!

Costco’s business strategy has really not changed over a period of time.  I still enjoy their $1.50 hot dog/soda combo or their $1 churros.  They still work on mostly cash-only transactions and you have to bring your own bag or pick up one of those used boxes from bins around the store for your items. … Continue reading

To fear or to hope.

To fear or to hope.

Right now, you are holding on your palm a seed. Yes, a seed. You found that perfect spot in your front yard to plant that seed.  So, with a water bucket on the other hand, you march outside the house, kneel down on the dirt, dig up a fist-size hole, and carefully place that seed … Continue reading

New Year Letter 2014

New Year Letter 2014

We are marking our first year in Yokosuka on New Year’s Day. We have seen the different seasons this country has to offer: a heavy snow, the beautiful cherry blossoms, the scorching heat of summer and the relief provided by the rainy weathers, and the colorful autumn that led us back to this sometimes unbearable … Continue reading

The Night She Raised Her Two Hands

The Night She Raised Her Two Hands

November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day. ++++ It’s past ten at night.Britney just came home, closed the door to their house, and tiptoed through the living room towards the nursery to check on her baby. She is still amazed at how the day flies when it seemed only … Continue reading

The Fairy and Her Magic Wand

The Fairy and Her Magic Wand

There was a little fairy, happily roaming around the fairydom. She has a very special magic wand, made of an oak tree and christened with a unicorn’s hair. Her laughter warms the air and her smile paints the flowers their much-needed color. She jumps, and runs, and skips, and flies hovering from shrub to shrub, … Continue reading

A Place Very Far Away From Here

A Place Very Far Away From Here

Dear friend: As I start writing this letter there is really nothing I’d like to say. It has been a while since I last took the time to convert those thoughts I had nursed in my mind into written words for others and myself to see. I have been walking through many crossroads of life, … Continue reading