Last year was good for me and family. I maintained high utilization rates throughout (to point of fatigue). Kids graduated from ES and MS, and continued to MS and HS respectively. Spousal unit started a new venture that has engaged her enthusiastically. Our investments performed well. This year we aim for more of the same, […]
In the last two years have reduced my weight from 103kg to 93kg, most of that in the last 6 months. My goal is 83kg (183 lbs). Unfortunately, there is lots of bad information about how to lose weight. My formula, which I have also used successfully in the past, is based on simple principles. […]
Sunday was a nice day for a stroll. Hanami on Tamagawa
A recent hiking trip to Saitama with the kids. 物見山／日和田山 at EveryTrail
Gorgeous weather. Wonderful view. Time to enjoy a glass of wine.
I realized in my previous post I neglected one topic: water. Prior to the trip I believed it was better to bring up (and down) too much water than not enough. I have changed my mind for two reasons. Water is heavy. And water or other liquids can easily be purchased along the route. The […]
My son and I successfully completed our hike up Mt. Fuji this weekend. After a day of recovery I am now ready to share a few pearls of wisdom. Hiking in this location is more difficult than other hikes around Japan, due to a combination of a) steep incline, b) thin atmosphere, and c) slippery […]
In her fascinating mini-book from Amazon Kindle Store, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, Heidi Grant Halvorson argues “People whose goals are about getting better, rather than being good, take difficulty in stride and appreciate the journey as much as the destination.” It reminds me of my first major dive trip overseas to a live-aboard […]
I have posted a couple new family videos. The first is of a trip we made to the JAXA i branch at Tokyo Station, for a self-study project Reon was doing for school over the summer break. The second comes from last weekend’s bottle rocket competition. It took place along the riverfront about 10 minutes […]
We had a nice trip to Okayama last week. The kids enjoyed themselves and many activities, but I think Yoshie-Obachan was exhausted by the time we left. (We also picked up some paperwork so we could apply for my visa.) Photos are up.