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A Reflection on Sayonaras

A Reflection on Sayonaras

Today I said goodbye to a friend from our neighborhood who is leaving for new adventures. She’s been a colorful character in our area for several years and as the only middle-aged white American women in this part of Chiba, we’ve become close and had each...
Did we have Covid-19?

Did we have Covid-19?

Test result said “negative,” but the Omicron-like symptoms said yes. We will never be sure. For about a week, Tod & I had raw sore throat & congestion, cough, runny nose, exhaustion, brain fog, and digestive problems. But neither of us had fever,...
Crone Day

Crone Day

I have been waiting for today for 40 years. Ever since my first menstrual cycle at the late age of 15, I looked forward to the end of them. I never wanted children, so the whole middle phase of the Maiden-Mother-Crone cycle was troublesome and unwelcome for me. And...

25 Words

Go, go, go! Small steps to big plans. 12 tons of tiles, a full-time job, and fresh faces. Kominka burned, making way for different dreams. 2020: Dystopia from our safe haven. Pandemic realigned me with art, teaching, and daily yoga practice via Zoom. Deeply mourned...
Wonder 2022

Wonder 2022

It came to me this morning, and settled solidly as the correct word after I had tried on and discarded dozens of candidates. WONDER will guide me in 2022. I considered rise, set, learn, blossom, build, act. They are all good, but none quite felt like the right next...