Our wild turkeys, with their stylized movements and flamboyant feathers, remind me of the magnificent kabuki theater I watched in Tokyo … and help me appreciate where I am right now. Continue reading Kabuki birds
March 3 — Girls’ Day — dismayed me, as a newly divorced woman in Japan. But it probably also helped me find my unexpected path toward parenthood. Continue reading Happy Girls’ Day
In 2020, regular days are worth celebrating — and why not celebrate with some easy homespun sushi? Continue reading MacGyvered sushi (recipe)
Thank you to everyone who has written a review for The Same Moon — we’ve hit 41 reviews on Amazon and seven on Goodreads! Continue reading We made it to 41!
I am doing a Zoom book event for The Same Moon TOMORROW (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) as part of the “Power of the Pen” series … Continue reading Meet me on Zoom?
I’m absolutely delighted to share with you the release of Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan! This collection includes my essay “Unexpected retreat.” Continue reading New release — a literary visit to rural Japan
As I pack books, I’ve been mulling a question that stumped me on my Lake & Prairie Book Tour last summer. I had just given a presentation and read from my memoir, The Same Moon, in front of a packed house — at least 90 percent friends and family — at my hometown bookstore, the Fargo Zandbroz. Having lived in Washington state for 18 years, … Continue reading Influencers
These days, when travel decisions involve the question of “armchair” or “sofa” instead of “economy” or “first class,” gathering to relive past adventures feels like a holiday. Continue reading Book group joy
Weaving — with its infinite possibilities of pattern — has been offering me a concrete way to think about life … and the beauty of Japanese baths! Continue reading Weaving in a Japanese bath
The definition of freedom I shared as a 16-year-old exchange student seems particularly relevant today. Continue reading A freedom flashback