As 2018 draws to a close here in Japan with a cavalcade of snow and cold, we say farewell to […]
Mama’s Christmas Tree
Tis the day before Christmas here in Japan. As I looked out at our snow covered lawn, a Spirit of Christmas Past took me on a trip to my family’s first Christmas on our farm. I wrote this account a couple of years ago, but I have made some recent revisions. Merry Christmas!
So This is Christmas
The Christmas season is upon us. A time for family, friends, presents, food, and music! I have several favorite Christmas […]
A Halestorm of Silence and Snow
Snow has a magical power. I’m not talking about the power to bring snowmen to life (sorry Frosty, that was […]
Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
It has started snowing in Misawa. Yesterday, around eleven in the morning, the snow slowly began to fall. One flake. […]
Japan: The Land of Vending Machines
Japan is the land of the vending machine! And I love it!
A Thanksgiving Yearning
As I sat soaking in a foot onsen (foot bath) in a beautifully serene setting in Misawa, my friends and […]
Music Calls…And I Listen
I love music. Music evokes raw emotion and causes, even the casual listener, to confront that emotion and from whence […]
A Close Encounter of the KISS Kind
I meet rock guitar legend Ace Frehley!
The Journey Begins
For years, I contemplated starting a blog. My hesitations and roadblocks were probably not very different from anyone else who […]