Food

What Itadakimasu Means

What Itadakimasu Means

My wife and I visited Japan in 2016. We spent 10 whirlwind days exploring Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, and their surrounding areas. It was a wonderful trip, and someday, we hope to return, exploring more of the rural areas. Some evenings I watch NHK World, the English-language version of Japan’s NHK News channel. It’s similar in…

Learn Something New

Learn Something New

Cooking fascinates me. Ok, let’s be honest, food fascinates me. Cooking is the means to get to the food. Though, I do enjoy cooking. The process engages a different form of creativity from my usual writing. To some degree, cooking and writing a similar. They both have a basic framework of rules to understand and…

Plant a seed (or two).

Did you know the same chia seeds you buy in the grocery store for smoothies can be planted in your yard? I learned this the other day while playing with my Grogu Chia Pet. Yes, I bought a Grogu Chia Pet after seeing the commercial on Jeopardy!. What of it? Chia grows extremely fast. That…