Lori

COVID-19…a year later

It’s been over a year since our lives were upended by the SARS-CoV-2. Looking back, it’s been a painful one and yet, one full of gratitude. It’s hard to describe the emotions…

The Election

I know. You are up to your eyeballs with election ads on TV, radio, social media and mailers. We are growing weary of the polarizing rhetoric. The last thing you want to…

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

September 14th marks the 2 year anniversary of our move to Japan. The week before we left the U.S. in 2018, Typhoon Jebi came through western Japan and damaged the bridge to…

Back to school

Once the State of Emergency was lifted, the talk of schools reopening began. Up until that point, I had been doing lessons remotely or recording video lessons for students to access whenever…

State of Emergency Lifted

**This entry was written on May 30, 2020** These past months have been..strange to say the least.  Navigating the ups and downs, the uncertainty, the “new normal”, the anxiety hasn’t been easy,…

COVID-19

Yes, it’s time I write about the coronavirus that is in every news headline as of late.  When we first heard about it at the end of December last year, it made…

Flavors from home

In this culinary mecca of sushi, takoyaki (fried balls of chopped-up octopus) and the quintessential umami, I’m afraid to admit that at times, I long for some more familiar tastes and sights…