Tribe

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Tribe is about how disconnected people people feel. How disconnected we are from society. The book suggests that people are happier– and saner– if we live in close knit groups. The examples that stand out are PTSD sufferers. Junger suggests that if veterans (in this case) felt…

April Shodo

The pressure is on. Now that I’m 1kyu, I’m worried I can keep the same level of quality. The below ain’t bad but is it 1kyu ? Same here for 3kyu in kanji. 

Published

You can now buy the anthology, or pre-order it anyway. You know, the one with my story in it? First off, if you didn’t hear me the first time, thank you to those who supported me. A little over a year ago, I wrote a short story and shared it with good friends. I also…

Results

I’m starting to think that I should have taken these leveling tests a long time ago. The monthly grind is good, but progress is gradual. Then I take this test and Bam! 2 levels, or 3.  Kana has been my strong suit all along, much to my surprise, and this time is no exception. I…

Testing Up

I just submitted some kana for a level up test. This is the first time that I get to choose what to write, how to write it, and how to arrange it on a page. It was like trying to play improvisational jazz after two piano lessons. I was paralyzed. I finally struggled through and…

Story Excerpt – Springtails

If you want to be a beta-reader, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll share the rest of the story. — On the kitchen table was a dull gray arthropod the size of a mature Pit Bull Terrier. “Ginny Murphy,” I said. “Get here right now and apply this strip…

Feb Shodo

Kanji for Feb, a little better than usual. Still struggling, but at least it’s balanced.  Kana is still about right. No leveling here, but solid stuff, imho.