I started Shodo four years ago as a way to help my youngest on her kanji tests in school, never with the intention of pursuing it seriously. Something about how my Sensei teaches, and the regularity of studying together every week changed my attitude. Below is my official certificate that I reached shodan, first dan … More Shodan
A great friend of mine works in the movie industry all over the world. He’s based in Japan, so most of his work is here, but his work takes him all over. A couple of years back, I really wanted to see what his work was like. It was also when drones were becoming more … More Movie Credits
The best part of the level up test is when you can write free hand. Normally, I have to copy as perfectly as possible. That can be fun but a little boring. Of course, Sensei always helps with composition, but I really do have a free hand. This time, the assignment was the following waka … More Kana Level-up Test
…what Kim Jong Un is thinking about the nuclear deal with Trump.
Politics in the US are made up of the left and the right. On the right, there’s nothing right. On the left, there’s nothing left. I wish I could give proper credit for the above joke. I heard it somewhere. It’s not a direct quote either. But it is amazingly true. There’s nothing for me … More A Political Joke
Book Review Bannerless By Carrie Vaughn As always, I spoil with out warning so be…warned. I’ve never read any of Ms. Vaughn’s novels. She’s famous for a series in which a werewolf named Kitty hosts a radio talk show for the supernatural. I discovered Bannerless on John Scalzi’s blog, Whatever, and decided to give it … More Book Review – Bannerless
Book Review Artificial Condition By Martha Wells As always, I spoil when it pleases me. About 4 months ago I read the first in this series, All Systems Red, which I bought for four bucks on Kindle, and was very pleased. It set up the character, as well as established a longer arc and mystery. … More Book Review – Artificial Condition