A couple of weeks ago, a friend I hadn’t seen in years told me she had something I might like. All I needed to do was say yes and pick it up … Continue reading Japanese gift reveal
Japan wasn’t on my bingo card for 2022, but a writer’s conference, a new immigration policy and an encouraging husband say otherwise. Off I go! Continue reading Plot twist — off to Japan!
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’
When we put our words out in the world, they sometimes come back to us in new and surprising ways. Continue reading Back in the book club saddle!
This type of snowfall takes me back to one of Japan’s aptly named weather phenomena … Continue reading Peony snow
Get ready to howl! Monday, January 17, 2022, brings the Wolf Moon. How about sharing what it looks like in your neck of the woods? Continue reading Full moon tomorrow — the Wolf Moon
A dream came true for me yesterday — I spoke to a Microsoft conference about my book and about being well in the midst of a pandemic and other hard times. Continue reading A dream come true
I loved seeing the photos from friends, far and near, at the last full moon. Thank you, #SameMoonFriends — hope to see you again next time! Continue reading #SameMoonFriends gather again