Rocking with the all girl group The Runaways, Joan Jett paved the way for women in rock music!
Greg VessarI love music, I love to travel, and I love to write. My blog "A Thousand Miles from Kansas" combines all three. I am a Kansas boy and an educator on sabbatical. I have lived in many places around the globe and I currently live in northern Japan. Journey with me as I combine my loves of music, travel, and the written word as I navigate through life.
Many memories of my childhood include Norman and his two sons, Kenny and Dennis. They were more than friends, they were family. They are family.
In memory of Norman Logsdon.
Mother’s Day…It’s Hard to Find the Words
I was thinking about my mother and how I ached to hug her. She passed away unexpectedly in March of 2007. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I want to write about her, but it is difficult and, quite frankly, I can’t find the words.
The Well Kept Men of Misawa!
Discover the origins of the Well Kept Men of Misawa! Follow them for a first hand look at the trials, tribulations, fun, laughter, and epiphanies they share together as they navigate everyday life as Americans living in Japan. They are able to have these adventures due to their wives hard work and willingness to let them explore their new surroundings. More adventures are on tap, so stop by often and hang out with them in Japan!
Spring Haiku 4
In honor of the last few cherry blossoms, I give you Spring Haiku 4.
Spring Haiku 3
It is cherry blossom season in Japan!
I’ve Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is Japanese Baseball!
The snow here in Misawa is finally gone and baseball fever struck last week. The only prescription was Japanese Baseball!
Cosmic history ~ Black hole bending space and time ~ Our final frontier? © 2019 Gregory Vessar. All Rights Reserved. […]
Radio, Radio! Elvis Costello’s Best!
Fans of Elvis Costello are often considered by most to be an eclectic bunch of music fans. I am proud to say I am a part of that fan base! I was first introduced to Elvis Costello back in my college days in Topeka, Kansas. I’ve been a fan since that time!
Feasting on Yakiniku!
Welcome to Isshintei Yakiniku! When our shabu-shabu Japanese beef rib meat arrived, we threw a few pieces on the grill along with some garlic and diced salted green onions and began the ever watchful art of not overcooking our beef!