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 …

Emperor Meiji of Japan (Mutsuhito)

Japan has a new emperor...and a new era (the "Reiwa" era, meaning either "fortunate" or "auspicious" and "peace" or "harmony") has begun. There was certainly alot of media coverage of the event and attended by VIPs from all around the world. The ascension ceremony itself was very elaborate and adhered to Japan's century-old traditions. You …

Campaign (and career?) Push…

 Hey everyone, I'm doing a big campaign push for my author page on Amazon.com! To everyone who bought copies, thank you so much! To everyone who shared, thank you as well! Selling is hard, especially with no experience in advertising. I discovered much later in the game that a targeted audience, and/or keywords are essential …

Sakura 2018…With a Graduation Beforehand

Alex, our son, had his preschool graduation on March 26th...we are very proud of him! After the ceremony, we stopped by Hikawa Jinja (shrine) to view this year's cherry blossoms. This place in Kawagoe is one of the most popular viewing spots...and is usually crowded. I even saw a drone hovering between the branches...times are …