Brand New Day: Five ways to get it done this year

Well, here it is!  A brand new year with which to start afresh.  So far the first two weeks of fulfilling my resolutions are about half and half (Half of my resolutions, half of the time).  Yes, technically, I have been flossing daily and working on my business, but I also ate half a pizza […]

Artistic Revival

Once again I’ve decided to search diligently for my hidden talent, so I’ve been taking a few classes at the Yokosuka Community Center to explore the possibilities. First on the list – Japanese calligraphy.  Well, it’s Japanese writing with a brush.  And my Japanese writing looks like a Japanese four-year-old’s, but somehow when one writes […]

I can do this

It’s easy to indulge oneself as an adult. As a child you are subject to the restrictions of institutions and your parents, your lack of funds or time. But these restrictions removed, you find that you’ve wasted a whole evening away watching crime dramas, eating ridiculous amounts of junk food and facebooking instead of buckling […]

Open Letter to a High School Gradutate

Dear Graduate, Congratulations on your monumental achievement!  You’ve survived and will now get to reap the benefits of life as an adult. I’m here to share my wisdom with you. Ten years ago I graduated from high school.  In school, I was a quiet, shy, nerd-type with lots of interests and great friends.  I worked […]