Yesterday, I decided it was time to let Miyu out on her scooter and give her free reign on some concrete. It was terribly hot, but at least there was a good amount of wind. We saw several cicada, butterflies, and dragonflies fly about. Only… Read More
I recently discovered that I am sensitive to gluten. Last year I knew that bread and sugar were definite triggers for my arthritis, but I didn’t investigate further and suspect gluten as the actual culprit. So, in my quest to heal my arthritis, I’ve decided… Read More
The leaves are starting to fall and it makes me so happy to see them every morning because it means that this grueling Summer will soon be over.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats
During this Summer Break, or Natsuyasumi 夏休み, of her first school year, Miyu and her classmates were tasked with taking care of their plants at home. Their Summer breaks are apparently three weeks long beginning in August. During a parent-teacher conference in late July shortly… Read More
Today Ken gave me a lucky coin that he said he especially wanted me to have. When I asked him why, he said simply that he thought I needed the luck. So I shrugged, tucking away that interesting nugget of information, and opened my package.… Read More