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After a month without sugar…

After a month without sugar…

Breakfast cookie, hell yes! Normally February is the shortest month, but this year I decided to stop eating sugar. That turned 28 days into a very long month, indeed. I did it, though. And now it’s over. I’ll celebrate with a cookie for breakfast!...

Househunting in Japan: 2000 vs 2021

This blog started in July 2000, and at that time we were looking for a new place to live in Tokyo. One of my earliest posts was about househunting. As I launch this new, casual and sporadic podcast, I am once again househunting in Japan. Have a listen. If you use...
Observe 2021

Observe 2021

Although I embarked on my theme word selection in November, when I was planning and teaching the first of three sessions of “One Little Word” for Drawing Meditations, it took me until today to finally decide that this year’s word is OBSERVE....
In memory of Gord

In memory of Gord

Yesterday afternoon, two hunting dogs invaded our space and chased the cats. Fritter and Maura got away, but the beasts caught Gord and killed him. I am furious, sad, and in shock even now. As our neighbor and the police searched for the marauding dogs, we buried Gord...