Disney Princesses and other Dreams Come True March 5th 2019 Returning to Japan for the fourth year, and to Himeji for the second year is proving to be an excellent beginning to my retirement from teaching. Being greeted with hugs from Japanese women colleagues from 9 years ago was a most unexpected gift. I have been surprised and delighted with how easy these first two months have been.
The school year ends in Japan in late March and so I arrived in tim ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hyogo » Himeji In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Wisconsin, 1979, my final teaching practicum in a schoolyard thick with snow. Running away to Italy, when teaching in Whyalla got too much. Milking sheep in Israel, midnight shift turtle care in Costa Rica, head hunted for China. The pay has never been great, but the memories. Back to Himeji for another Japanese adventure. Join me.... full info