One Bad Apple

One Bad Apple

When I first moved to Japan, I joined an art class.  I only stayed for 1 class before it became unbearable for me. At the time, I was only 22 years old.  There were about 10 other people in the class.  They were elderly Japanese women.  The art teacher was an elderly...
Was Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Brave?

Was Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Brave?

The other day, I came across a friend’s Facebook post, in which he was arguing with someone about the courage of Caitlyn Jenner.  What is courage?  Was coming out courageous?  There was strong opposition to the idea that it was a courageous act.  One person even...

How To Play: Only The Good Die Young (Intro)

Playing the Intro of Only The Good Die Young, might sound a lot harder than it really is.  But if you break it down, it’s a piece of cake! To play this song you should know four triad chords: F Major – F, A, C G Major – G, B, D A Minor – A, C,...
Oops… I Joined A Japanese Cult!

Oops… I Joined A Japanese Cult!

Cults often target the weak.  And I was at a very vulnerable point in my life.  I practically ran away to Japan in 1995 (where I stayed for 10 years) to escape a turbulent past that I had not yet come to terms with.  Little did I know, I was walking directly into more...
Last Day Of Work

Last Day Of Work

When I tell stories about my time in Japan, this one often comes to mind.  I’ve told the story so many times, that I figured it’s about time to blog it. During my last year in Japan, I was working at a gaijin bar called “Canopy” – a bar...
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