Thursday, May 23, 2013

New banner!

Wishful Dragonite ~ new banner

Finally, I completed a new banner for this new incarnation of my blog site. I also tossed up a background. Can anyone guess what it's a manipulated photo of?

So, it's a new title, new background, new banner... what's going to happen with this blog?

What I will write about here:

  • My writing (and other creative pursuits) related to my books and art
  • Hikes, camping, and other adventures
  • Interesting stories from my life, including memories of Japan
  • Other surprise topics

I hope people will still find it interesting, even though I'm not in Japan anymore.

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Name Change

Hello again. It's been a while.

Anyone who has been following me will notice that the name of my blog has changed. Don't worry, it's still me, the same author.

I've returned to the US. My time in Japan came to a perhaps predictable end, so I'm back in the US and job hunting, while also working on my next novel, doing some part-time work for an FIV cat rescue organization, and about to go on a three week road trip across country.

In the meantime, I'm working on updating my website and this blog.

There's no banner up at the top, like there used to be, but there will be soon. I have to draw it first. Miss the old one? Here it is for one last time.

I am no longer a western dragon in the east.

Goodbye, old banner...
Now, I'm just a wishful dragonite.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas in Japan

Alas, it's been a long time since my last post, for which I do apologize. There's been a bit of stuff going on in my personal life, and a few health problems, but now, things are looking a bit better. I'm not sure, however, how much longer this blog will be relevant, as I might be returning to the USA at the end of March, 2013. It's a long explanation that might require a separate blog entry, but for today--

Christmas in Japan!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Five Mountain Odyssey: Part 2

After Kumotori, I took the train to Nagano.

The biggest thing I remember about Nagano is how much my legs hurt and how incredibly hungry I was. The morning after I got there, I went and bought breakfast. I was ravenous and in all likelihood gorged myself far too quickly, which would explain the stomach cramping and overall body shock that resulted, leaving me to find a spot to sit in the shade until the discomfort passed. For a little while, though, I was worried I needed to find a doctor. Luckily, things got better.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer in Japan

It's summertime!

I love the summer, because it's not cold, and there's no snow, but summer in Japan comes with a few challenges.