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  • Hokkaido, pictorial map, map, art, Omoto Yasushi

    Hokkaido for the Holidays (or: Rejuvenating Abroad)

    The life force for creativity are new experiences and the easiest way to stay inspired is to get away! Break your routine, cultivate new experiences, explore new cultures, and let yourself be happy, amazed, and relaxed. Pleasantly surprised,…

    January 12, 2017
  • pregnancy & parenting

    The Time Between Times

    Good morning! It’s 2:18 AM a time of peak creativity and thankfully an earthquake not imagined awoke me to finish something on my list. In a past life I’d just be starting this post…

    June 20, 2014
  • food pregnancy & parenting

    Cool Treats for Tokyo Heat

    It’s getting humid in Tokyo and soon it will also be brutally hot. The romantic ideal of summer is sitting on tatami mats dressed in colorful cotton yukata nibbling salted watermelon while delicately waving…

    June 19, 2013
  • sisterhood

    The Underpinnings of Confidence

    On March 12, one day after the earthquake I received this email: Hi Kimberly, There was huge earthquake yesterday. I have not experienced such big before. Are you OK? Everything is fine? If you…

    March 5, 2012
  • culture & community

    The Tokyo that’s missing

    A powerful magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook Japan on March 11th at 2:46 PM followed by a tsunami with enough force to demolish entire cities, tens of thousands of lives were lost. I walked to…

    April 24, 2011