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 …

First Alex Pic of 2019…and An Afternoon at Hikawa

We took a brief outing to our local Toys R Us in Minami-Furuya New Year's morning, for the first time in a long time. The weather has been great all week...I'm thankful for that. The store wasn't that busy either...don't know if that is good or bad, considering the company filing bankruptcy not long ago. …

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 …