This weekend’s Harvest Moon brings o-tsukimi, an opportunity to gather, appreciate and look for … rabbits? Continue reading Harvest moon-viewing … and rabbits
The chaos of summer has knocked me off writing and into projects … currently turning visual order into chaos … Continue reading Turning order into chaos
I’m tickled to share this new review of my memoir, The Same Moon, from the Japan America Society of Minnesota. Here’s what reviewer Tom Haeg identified as a takeaway: What we learn here is a clearer meaning of tolerance. We must accept others as similar to, not different from ourselves. What we share in common is more important than what distinguishes us. Inclusion not exclusion. … Continue reading Book review: ‘a clearer meaning of tolerance’
This type of snowfall takes me back to one of Japan’s aptly named weather phenomena … Continue reading Peony snow
From the vault — a mixtape I received from Hideo in 1994. Take a listen with me … Continue reading Hideo’s Mix
As I anticipate tonight’s full moon, I’m thinking of friends I miss across town and around the world, and I wonder if they will look up and see the beautiful autumn moon … #SameMoonFriends Continue reading #SameMoonFriends project
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!