Book Review – Dave Barry Does Japan

Book Review Dave Barry Does Japan By Dave Barry Dave Barry, for those of you who are not in the know, is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. While his more well-regarded books include I’ll Mature When I’m Dead and Homes And Other Black Holes, the most representative is Boogers Are My Beat. I was first…

Book Review – The Lives of Tao

Book Review The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu Last month, I started listening to a podcast, Writing Excuses, which was recommended by a writing colleague at the Tokyo Writers Workshop, Karen McGee. An excellent writer of mystery, crime, and short fiction. She recommended a couple of episodes to help a fellow TWW-er. I piled…

Chibi Trump

I started a cartoon last week thinking that the press conference where Trump showed his true colors would be the theme. Then so many things happened before I finished it, that it wasn’t relevant anymore. This kind of thing happens a lot. You think that you’ve finally seen it all and then something else comes…

You know you’re in trouble when

… you find yourself deeply involved in the squealing feedback loop that is political social media. I spent the morning (yes the whole morning) reading my twitter and facebook feeds, then following links to news sources.This is unusual for me. I have tried for the last couple of months (since November to be precise) to…

Cursive

I don’t usually write with a cursive style with kanji. In my shodo society, they want you to know the basics first. Makes sense.  Sensei does an annual art show at the local bank. This year, I’m contributing the following. Since it’s not the regular submission, I can do whatever I want. And I wanted…