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A new excerpt from Adam’s Stepsons is now available. Thanks are due to Cindy Harris, who kindly allowed me to post information about the book on her blog, Cindy’s Notebook. (The back cover blurb appears back to back for some reason, but that shouldn’t detract from the excerpt itself!) Check it out! https://blacklilackitty.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/adams-stepsons/
Recently I was interviewed by Literary Titan, who asked for background and philosophical underpinnings of my SF novella Adam’s Stepsons. Check it out! Source: What is Reality?
It’s the final day for the Goodreads Giveaway for Adam’s Stepsons! Enter by 5/17 for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of “a masterful novella”!
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Category Archives: day care
After turning five in January, our youngest daughter finally made to the end of nursery school (“nen-cho,” 年長). Or so we thought. We had heard rumors in previous years that the system might change. It turns out that in this … Continue reading
As I posted some time ago, we were fortunate that my oldest daughter was able to enter a city-approved nursery school. We were even more fortunate to have first choice on a new housing plot that wasn’t even technically on … Continue reading
Starting April 1st this year (the beginning of the school year in Japan), I went back to work and my daughter started her first year at a nearby private nursery school. Even prior to the official first day, we attended … Continue reading
I go back to work tomorrow on April 1st. My year-long paternity leave is over. No April Fools.
My wife and I found out, by regular postal mail on January 17th, that our daughter was accepted into a local city-approved nursery school. She’ll start attending with a group of other 2-year-olds in April (the school year always begins … Continue reading
The biggest change in my daughter during our North American trip this past August was her first few steps. Predictably, they came after we got her first pair of sandals. Our hotel was smack in the middle of a large … Continue reading