Making Connections

It’s been a while since I’ve made an update other than just me uploading some pictures of my shodo practice so I figured I’d do just that. I’ve been thinking a lot about this book I read a while back called Mastery, by Robert Greene. It’s a fantastic work that I wish I had read when I was in my early 20s. Anyway, there is this idea in the book that one should first master one skill, then go on to master other skills that can tie into each other, creating kind of a web, and I’ve started to see … Continue reading Making Connections

News 8/3/2017

Well, I have finally finished my job at City Hall. Hard to believe I’ve worked as an ALT for 9 full years. It’s even more difficult to imagine life after such a long stretch doing basically the same thing day in and day out. But here I am. We’re still waiting on my wife’s visa (as well as the whole “health care” situation to fully settle) before making the move back to the U.S., so in the meantime we’ve moved into my in-laws’ place. The transition has been difficult but not impossible. The real difficulty has been thinking of ways … Continue reading News 8/3/2017

News May 11, 2017

Hi there, It has been a long time since I’ve made any significant updates to the blog and I imagine that at least a few of you might be wondering what’s up. Honestly, I’ve just been busy. Last month I was able to get my first Dan in kana for shodo, which was very nice but I have been pouring a bit more of my energy into my penmanship than anything else. I made it to the end of my second ornamental penmanship book when I realized that I wasn’t very happy with the level of skill I had acquired. … Continue reading News May 11, 2017