Working to Save Miu…

Miu is a vibrant, energetic eight year-old, who lives in my area of Saitama, Japan. Miu was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, a heart condition, and is currently needing donations for a heart transplant planned to be taken place at Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital. Alex and I saw her family and supporters at …

I Feel A Draft #5: Top Ten Things to Do Around Saitama…

Saitama, Japan is a great place to live, personally speaking. Known for many historical sites and places (Tokorozawa Airfield is one that comes to mind) cities like Omiya, Urawa and Kawagoe have everything that Tokyo and its suburbs have to offer, while nestled in the countryside. There are still plenty of transportation options, that match …

Adam’s Autism Family on YouTube…

Iman and Ida are parents to Adam, a bright, energetic young man struggling with autism. They, along with their daughters and family, go to great lengths to document their story and bring awareness to autism. They have many great days, and some not-so-great days...but it's all a loving, learning experience. And no two days are …

I Feel A Draft #4: Making Wood Last with Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique

A very interesting Japanese technique to try!! Called Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板 (or Yakisugi), this technique is used for exterior or interior wood surfaces. Being a woodworker before, I had never heard of this technique. The only preservation technique that I knew of was stain and varnish. Please comment below!! http://www.offgridquest.com/fload/diy/japanese-technique Here is a video, …

Drowned in the Sun – A “New” Song By Nirvana

The world lost Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, to suicide 27 years ago, this month. Kurt, Kris, and Dave, as Nirvana,  have collectively inspired maybe millions of musicians to pursue their dreams of music. Unfortunately for Nirvana fans, there's no known unreleased music left in the Nirvana coffers. As part of a compilation album titled "Lost …

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