Tag Archive: Four Seasons

Autumn at Le Cimetière de Père Lachaise

Paris has been having pretty unseasonably warm weather (and seriously, I am not complaining), so even though it’s early October, the leaves have yet to change colors at a lot of the parks.… Continue reading

Hey there, fall.

Today I pulled out some of my lighter sweaters and jackets from my dresser. As they smell of mothballs and slight mold, I decided to give them a good washing before tossing them… Continue reading

Glimpsage: Being a Teacher

…means being exposed to nasty-ass germs, whether you’re in Japan, China, or the good old US of A. Not quite sure where I got this cold (could have been from my students or… Continue reading

Adventures of Living on a Semi-Tropical Island

So, it’s no secret that I’m madly in love with my island. That’s because, most of the time, it looks like this: I mean, really, there’s a lot that people will endure for… Continue reading

There are not enough hours in the day.

Fun information about my life recently! (In super duper LIST FORMAT.) Today I didn’t eat dinner until 11pm. I’m ridiculously excited that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic SEASON 2 has just started.… Continue reading

Happy Spring!

(I live on a pretty southern parallel for the Northern Hemisphere–about equal with LA.  That means it’s SO CLOSE TO SPRING I CAN TASTE IT.) March is the best month of the year.… Continue reading


So.  I think my adventures in Nagasaki decreased my white blood cell count or something equally preposterous.  Monday night I started getting a sore throat.  I’ve had it all day today.  I’m battling… Continue reading

Frozen to the Marrow

You will probably need to have Japanese characters installed on your computer to view this blog entry correctly. As most of my friends and family know, Japan in the winter (exempting Hokkaido) is… Continue reading

And the paranoia grows…

As it slowly (but surely) gets warmer here on Iki, the bugs are beginning to get braver.  Either that or they’ve just quit hibernating beneath my floors.  Killed a cockroach last night.  No… Continue reading

Dear Mom, and also, other thoughts.

Dear Mom, I read a book I think you would LOVE.  It’s called Unwind.  It can, occasionally, get a little too didactic for me, but the characters are real and sympathetic, and it… Continue reading