Category: blogging

So I started looking at themes both free and premium here on wordpress. I decided for the cost to upgrade to premium and here’s the rub. None of the so-called premium themes suit me as much as the free theme I am using now. Is it just me or is there really nothing in either […]

One thing about the weather here in Japan in March. Its unsettled. In Tokyo earlier this week we had a few days of on and off rain and then my last day there it was simply beautiful but cold all day. Today here in Hiroshima, the weather was mostly rainy. Its a gentle rain for […]

Its Saturday here in Shinjuku Japan. I got in last night. Messed around a bit not understanding how the Shinjuku station Is laid out besides it being huge! I remember that part but what I forgot was that the Subway Lines are in a separate station that one walks to in about 5 minutes. Nice […]

When its time to go. The room empties and the thoughts are full of the leaving. My daughter looks at me with both a questioning and happy look. I’ve thought about the moment to leave for years actually. Back in 2011, I routinely thought I would be at a point when I would leave the […]

From writing blogposts the last one plus decades to moving to creating longer form content, there is a continuity of the journey. Awhile ago I decided to write on Medium before coming back to WordPress and setting up this thing. A few things excited and made Medium more than just content but a platform for […]

Starbucks in the afternoon means some time to enjoy a iced coffee and surreptitiously watch other people that are perhaps watching yet other people. The Starbucks I like going to do this people watching is one I used to visit some years ago. Then I would walk in and it felt like a true Cheers […]

I admit to cruising AccuWeather now almost on a daily basis looking at weather reports for March in Japan and Vietnam. March in Tokyo is a transition from winter to spring so it may include a variety of types of weather. Hanoi is warm and getting warmer and there are spells of rain. The last […]

I’ve read a few blogs that I follow of late which record some reason to blog as being successful, finding more followers, some kind of financial benefit, or a desire to “get ahead”. I admire the goals that some people have writing these things and if they know a way to get ahead doing a […]

I’ve been spending a few days considering things like what basic electrical adaptors and USB chargers are best for me. Here’s the scenario. You don’t want to carry a bag that has so many adaptors and plugs and doodads. You don’t want to carry multiple things when one will do. You have to find devices […]