Hannah’s Doodles

Yesterday evening when I was reading to the kids Hannah (age 14) was doodling.  Even when I first came to Japan 28 years ago I was always amazed at how well nearly all Japanese kids could draw.  I think there is something to be said about how they teach art in Japan (or fail to[…]

Kumamoto Earthquake

Since just before 1:30 in the morning on April 16th there have been a string of quakes on Kyushu island (southern Japan).  At least two of the quakes have been magnitude greater than seven.  On today’s news it was reported that there have been more than 500 quakes since Saturday measuring greater than 1 on[…]

My Prediction

This is my prediction for the upcoming election.  Since Trump lost Wisconsin to Cruz I don’t think that Trump has a chance of getting enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot.  There will be a contested convention.  In the end I don’t think that the Republican establishment will let Trump get the[…]

Back home in Japan

Elijah and I arrived home in Japan at around 9:30 Friday night (3/1) after 24 hours without sleep.  Saturday morning Samuel (our second son) caught the bus to Sendai where he’s starting college.  Sunday we had regular services.  Yesterday we (everyone except for Joseph and Elijah) left home before 6:00 AM and drove four hours[…]