Writing New Things

Well, it certainly has been ages since I posted anything. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing — I certainly have. Just nothing that’s ready to post. But I did write one thing that’s ready to go. And it’s a paid thing, too, which is always nice. I’ve never written about politics or elections orContinue reading “Writing New Things”

Rollercoaster of an Era

The ups, the downs; the quick turn-arounds and nervous anticipation: life in the Days of COVID-19 is a rollercoaster. A few weeks ago, I thought I’d adjusted to the new normal. After a whole month of doing nothing more than I absolutely had to to keep the house running and the kids alive, I feltContinue reading “Rollercoaster of an Era”

Permit Me a Rant

A little background: I have two daughters, one who is eight years old, and one who has just turned three. The eight year old usually takes part in a few lessons outside of school. All were put on hiatus at the beginning of March after Japan’s PM requested schools close, but many restarted towards theContinue reading “Permit Me a Rant”

Silver Linings

Six-ish years ago, my husband and I packed up our life in Tokyo and moved an hour down the coast to the city of Kamakura. We had planned to open a cafe, but after having trouble securing a house conducive to the food-service business, we snapped up a house by the beach that had beenContinue reading “Silver Linings”

Temporarily Stranded

And just like that, flights from Japan to Canada are ending for at least the rest of the month. This has me feeling… strange. In theory, I’ve never not been able to get home. Sure, money and time have always dictated the when, but when it comes down to it, even if I couldn’t affordContinue reading “Temporarily Stranded”

The Numbers Keep Rising, But Today, I Feel Okay

The first few weeks of March, after PM Abe requested that schools close, I spent huge chunks of the day checking numbers. Where were they going up? Where were they remaining stable? How were they being tracked? At the end of the week, when my iPhone and iPad updated me on my daily usage, theContinue reading “The Numbers Keep Rising, But Today, I Feel Okay”

Building My Toolkit, One Mishap at a Time

I decided to multitask yesterday: blogging while spinning—spinning on a bike, that is, not spinning thread. (Although that’s something I really want to try one day.) It went better than expected, only going off the rails when my knuckle tapped the touchpad, which clicked … I don’t even know. But it took me to aContinue reading “Building My Toolkit, One Mishap at a Time”