Shodo – October

Shodo has a weirdly important place in my heart. I go with my daughter on Saturdays. My Sensei is a peach. I struggle and progress slowly, yet I look forward to it.  I enjoy it because I get time together with the little one, but I also learn, and it is art. I have a…

Book Review – Born a Crime

Book Review Born a Crime By Trevor Noah I finished listening to Amy Schumer’s Memoir-ish thingy, and I wanted more. I listened to this book on audio as well. I am glad I did. I didn’t know much about Mr. Noah. If you’re new to this site then you wouldn’t know, I live outside the…

Book Review – Wayward

Book Review Wayward By Blake Crouch Book two in the series was very middle book-ish. Good, a complete story, but very clearly the middle of an arc. I spoil like crazy below, so forewarned and forearmed and all that.  There is virtually no gap between books one and two. Story wise, it is the next…

Book Review – Pines

Book Review Pines by Blake Crouch I went into this book knowing nothing about it. You need to understand that when you live on the other side of the world, you don’t get the ads for the new Fox TV show starring Matt Dillon. On Amazon, it had eight thousand reviews, 4 stars. It was…

Japan Writers Conference

No confefe, it was a conference, last weekend. Same as last year, I had two days to think about, talk about, and dream of writing. I wish I could have been more involved this year but RL is what it is. I missed the mornings on both days; I blame the fickle Japan Consumer for…