Feeling thankful for technology that lets us meet and talk about books even in the midst of a pandemic … . Continue reading Not even a pandemic can keep us apart!
We will not understand each other perfectly. But we must try. After all, it does not take very many drops of blue to start turning yellow … green. Maybe we can live with green. Continue reading Trying on different-colored lenses
I’m delighted to share the cover of the new edition of my memoir, The Same Moon! Andria Levi’s beautiful artwork remains on the cover, which has been refreshed by Michael Cannings at Camphor Press — heartfelt thanks to you both! This new edition from Camphor Press will still immerse you in 1990s Japan, but it also includes an epilogue that tells “the rest of the … Continue reading Cover reveal for the (new) Same Moon!
Have you ever felt fragmented? I’ve often used that word to describe myself … until now. It seems sheltering-in-place offers a path to a more whole-hearted way of living. Continue reading The simple math of a whole heart
In the midst of these uncertain times, I’m excited to share some good news: My memoir, The Same Moon, has been picked up by Camphor Press! Continue reading Coming soon: new publisher, new edition!
Mixtapes can remind us of the people we once were. Here’s one from half my life ago … Japan 1994! Continue reading A memoir mixtape
I wonder whether the objects we surround ourselves with can have unexpected impacts on our lives. Continue reading A familiar face
Data show that Japanese working women have made gains since I lived in Japan, but progress is a complex animal. Continue reading In Japan, working women are on the rise … sort of
As much as I loved living in Japan, it challenged my notions of gender equality. A recent talk I attended offered some fresh insights … Continue reading “Is Japan still like that?”
When I started using a special item in my day-to-day life, I was surprised at the memories and joy it brought. Continue reading A tea bowl of memories