It's New Year's Eve. A year ago today, I took action on something I'd been working on in the wings for several months—finally took action, if I'm being honest. I'd labored over the idea of stepping into a storm I could easily have avoided for the remainder of my life. Some have argued that my … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2021—Would I Do It All Again?
It’s my birthday, Sunday, and I’m giving away copies of my new short fiction piece, “The Price of a Cup of Coffee.” There’s no hidden grab; I don’t want your email address. You don’t need to sign up for anything. It really is free and clear.
Nothing compares to slipping into the hot, bubbling waters of a Japanese onsen hot spring. The day's worries and stresses dissolve as the hot waters churn and swirl around you. So if you want to visit an onsen but are worried about proper etiquette–that can often seem daunting, if not utterly perplexing, to most non-Japanese … Continue reading How To Enjoy Onsen Hot Spring