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My Beautiful Counselor
Thursday, July 21, 2016      44 comments

When I was in Sarasota visiting my sister in June, I went to see a counselor. I needed help dealing with my feelings about my older daughter, who suffers from what is nowadays called "bipolar disorder" but which in the old days was known as "man... Read more
My Pedicure Adventure
Sunday, June 26, 2016      38 comments

My twin sister in Sarasota has never hesitated to indulge herself, and in the past, whenever I've visited her from my home in Japan, I've always been pressured to participate in her spendthrift ways--to throw caution to the wind and splurge, for... Read more
Coming of Age
Thursday, May 07, 2015      25 comments

People in Japan officially become adults when they're twenty years old, and most young Japanese women mark the occasion by donning a kimono and having photos taken professionally. My daughter Mari will be in the US next year when she turns twent... Read more
Trivia Cheat Sheet (video blog)
Monday, January 19, 2015      19 comments

Did you know all this stuff? I didn't!... Read more
Happy Birthdays! (video blog)
Friday, December 26, 2014      18 comments

Remember the commercial from our youth, the one that said, "You're not getting older; you're getting better"? Well, maybe it's possible to make that come true.... Read more
I Like Your Accent! (video blog)
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      18 comments

I like English, no matter how it's spoken!... Read more
I Like to Play! (video blog)
Friday, November 21, 2014      17 comments

I teach English to Japanese engineers, and I always end each class with a trivia or other quiz game. It's fun. P.S. Sorry about the fuzzy quality of this video. I'll work on that for next time. Love y'all!... Read more

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