Category Archives: Personal

Memories of my childhood

It has been a while since I was back in Japan in the middle of a summer. I’m usually back in May or so. Despite the heat and humidity, I’m enjoying the summer in Japan. It’s especially nice because Hikone … Continue reading

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Defining the purpose of marriage

Nicki and I are almost done compiling our evidence of “marital bona fides.” Since our marriage is bona fide, the question has been what evidence would be good. But a part of me (probably an academic in me that gets … Continue reading

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Green card

My wife and I have been in the process of applying for my green card for a bit more than two years since we got married in March 2012. I got a two-year temporary one which got extended for a … Continue reading

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Time for an update

I just had a chance to give a webinar on youth and technology today. “Practice what you preach” they say. But that is not what I have done for the past half a year. I always tell my students to … Continue reading

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American life

I first came to the US in 1995 for a homestay program through my high school. I spent three weeks in California. After that, I had a few trips to NY before I spent a year in Boston in 2002-2003. … Continue reading

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