Hi, how are you?
One year ago today (well, technically it was Feb 29th but…) we moved out of our house in Kelowna. It would be ten more days before we left Canada for Japan by the skin of our teeth. What a year.
This month was also marks my 15 year wedding anniversary. Gratitude! 🙏
And now that the state of emergency has lifted, and the weather is nice, we can travel again (with precautions of course)! Iki is a lot colder than we thought it would be, so I am very happy to be getting nice weather again.
School ends in late March, when we will make our way back up to Kyoto for a week or two. It will be the middle of cherry blossom season, so expect lots of photos! I will send you my next email from there.
I feel excited for what the spring will bring.
My best to you and yours,
Getting started with a journal and Journaling Part 2: The Daily Note and Morning Pages
My system for keeping a journal.
FAQ explaining why we are here.
Raising kids in multiple languages
How my thinking on our kids bilingualism has changed over the years.
Yufuin: Driving across Kyushu
After four months we got off the island and drove all the way to Africa!
Around Iki by video
We did have some adventures on the island. Here are some vids I made.
Books on Asia: What we are looking forward to reading in 2021. Link →
Consumer culture dates to earlier than I thought. Link →
Nice coverage of Iki from a Fukuoka publication. Video →
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
This sweeping history of Europe shows the impact of East upon West through the various phases of globalization. Until 1492, Europe was focused on the East as a source of wealth and power. I am only halfway through the book, but I expect the authour to describe how the valence of “The West” has returned to those times, and we might be in for more than just an “Asian Century.”