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I Illustrated a Children’s Book

January 9, 2018


I just posted about my goals, and this was a goal of mine for 2017. I accomplished it. It took me 9 months to actually do it, although it took me closer to 8 years to get around to it. My dear friend Kristi sent me the story when I moved to Germany, and I […]

We went to Fuji Rock and it was…

August 13, 2017


Wonderful is the wrong word. It was everything. It was perfect. It has ruined every other future festival concert for me. We’ve been to other concerts here. Mark and I have both been to plenty of festival concerts in plenty of countries. I went to my first festival concert when I was 15. I saw […]

Jason McCarty.

December 26, 2016


I don’t really know what to say, except to say that my friend is dead. He was one of the people who died in the Oakland, California Ghost Ship fire. When news of the fire first broke, my first thought was that it could have been any of us. All those years ago. All those […]

Oh and also, guess who got hitched?

September 15, 2016


🙂 We did! It wasn’t much, but we finally did the damn thing on August 29, at the Toshima-ku Ward Office in Tokyo. We weren’t expecting to make a big deal out of it, since we’ll be doing a ‘ceremony’ (with no one there) when we go to New Zealand in February for our honeymoon. […]

Verena came to visit: for 10 days!

September 15, 2016


This is how behind I am on my blog posts: Verena was here from August 2-12, and I am just getting to writing about it now. I feel really bad about it, but I’ve been so busy since she left! I actually did a LOAD of planning before she came: she’s wanted to come to […]

Our trip to the states: we did other things, too!

July 27, 2016


So, on our trip to the US that was mostly about Steph’s wedding, we did a few other things. As I said in the last post, the main focus was of course the wedding, and getting to spend time with my family, whom I hadn’t seen in about 3 years. But I still wanted to […]

Still connected, even if I can’t feel it

May 14, 2016


(written months ago, posted now) The other night Mark and I were having a conversation about how some of my closest friends seem to have fallen off of the planet. I hadn’t heard from any of them in a while, despite having sent a few emails their way. I just figured they were busy living […]