I Swear I’m Not Rationalizing

I’ve been trying to write more recently.  It hasn’t gone particularly well.  We are always our own worst critics, and this has become more than apparent in my flailing attempts to produce something.  The things is that I’m not actually interested in succeeding. Let me step back for a moment …

On Cord Cutting

It’s been a little while since I wrote one of these, mostly because I’ve been lazy.  I probably could have written something …

Concerning Trains

(In the voice of Brit that resembles a parrot) Trains.  That thing in Japan other people use to fall asleep on total …

A Conversation in a Smokey Bar

It strikes me as interesting in Japan how no one speaks English to me first. The first assumption from all Japanese  I’ve …

In a Smoky Bar at Midnight

So I started this post by writing this giant rant about the ridiculous complications involved in moving house in Japan. I wrote …

On Being a Grown Up

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately that involve lamentations on my pretense of not being an adult, conversations that start …

This Is How My Brain Works

Today someone posted some hamster supplies on Mie Prefecture Garage, a Facebook group for stuff people want to sell or get rid …

Japan, Year One

I woke up this morning and had a brief, but profound conversation with myself.  It went a little something like this: “Great …