A Night at the Sauna

Again, it’s been a while since I’ve made an entry. I’ve been packed busy with creating a system to move all the school’s activities onto the internet, so we give parents instantaneous daily reports on their children’s progress while...

A Series of Goodbyes

It’s been a melancholy two weeks. I’ve been busy with school, which is my mantra these days. Thankfully, it’s backed down from putting out daily fires and has been mostly fixing systems and coming up with improvements. This is where I thrive....

Back from Japan with a Vengeance

I went to the consulate and quickly turned in my papers. The lady behind the window told me to stop by between 4:00 and 4:40 that afternoon to pick up my passport and visa. I had had enough sightseeing, so I designated Thursday as my shopping day. There were specific...

Osaka Castle

Again, Namba Station is a BIG station. It is so big, it has two subway stops. After missing my stop, I found my way to Osaka Castle, which was the main thing I wanted to see on this trip. If you:ve seen “Shogun,” you would know this castle. It is on...

A Blow Near Death

Leaving and ArrivingIt is Wednesday morning at my capsule hotel, and I am struggling with a Japanese keyboard. Forgive my punctuation errors. It:s taking too long to find the apostrophe. After getting everything together and officially hiring our new teacher, I headed...

Off to Osaka — Again

Again, been busy, so it’s been hard to write. And when I don’t write, I a lot of things happen, making it more of a burden to write.My transcripts had arrived on time, and we started the visa process on my deadline to leave the country. But according to...