I was mesmerized decades ago by a swarm of flashing fireflies in Japan and wondered, do they synchronize their flashes? Well, this week I got my answer! Continue reading Fireflies: a mystery solved!
I recently was mistakenly believed to be 25 — haha! (Thanks, Zoom.) That’s an age I would never want to return to but, on reflection, one that has been foundational to the person I’ve become. Continue reading On (not) being 25
My memoir was released by Camphor Press a year ago today — and what a year it has been! Now The Same Moon and I are heading back out into the world … Continue reading Happy birthday, buddy!
Summer is the perfect time to share my memoir, The Same Moon, and you can join me from anywhere in the world for this JETAA event! Continue reading Author event: Join JETAA & me in July!
The return of spring reminds me of lessons learned driving in Japan and helps me see our emergence from pandemic restrictions in a new way. Continue reading Living as a new leaf (spring 2021)
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)
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
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