On the very same day that we brought the child home a good friend passed away. He had so many good things going for him but in the last couple of years made some reckless life choices and threw them all away.
Late last summer I went on a solo night hike up the Chuo Alps from Agematsu in Nagano. The A
I went on a short bike ride this morning. The first in a few days. The pressure of last week
This past week has been one of the most emotionally challenging weeks of my life and it’s not over yet.
Spring is when schools, parks, and quaint Japanese bridges surrounded by cherry blossom are thriving with people welcoming the new school year.
Eboshigatake (烏帽子ケ岳) near Matsukawa in southern Nagano was my first real hike and it’s one I plan on returning to again in the near future.
Photo above: A cherry blossom tree in a quarry. How natural. The cherry blossom season is said to be a
Every time I’ve been to Hokkaido it has been via Chitose. I don’t know anything about Chitose except that it has an airport and ninjinya (人参屋). Ninjinya – carrot shop