Here upon the Pale Blue Dot dwells a man who spends his days obsessing over things like foreign languages, Buddhism, Star Trek and books by Roger Zelazny. He is blessed by a wife and children that he loves dearly and who tolerate his odd habits. Many of these habits find their way onto this blog.
(From left to right: myself, “Princess”, “Little Guy” and my wife ❤️)
Our second child was born in 2013. He loves Dinosaurs, Charlie Brown, chocolate and playing with Daddy. We call him “Little Guy” here on the blog. He is greatly loved. 😄
Our first daughter, “Princess” (previously called “Baby” in earlier posts) was born in late 2006, before I started blogging. She was my inspiration for taking Buddhist practice more seriously so I could be a better father. She is still my inspiration in a lot of ways. 🙂
My Better Half
My wife and I have known each other for almost 20 years as of writing, but have been married for 12. Time has passed really fast though and we’ve had a lot of fun together.
Because she is from Japan, and I am American, we have learned a lot from each other over the years. International marriages can be challenging, but if you really take the time to listen to and understand your partner, it really is a rewarding relationship.