千早振る (Chihayafuru)

Translated to English, Chihayaburu means ferocious, impassionate, mighty, or raging.  In this anime, the "b" is changed to an "f" but the meaning is the same. Chihaya Ayase is a high school girl who's playing style fits the definition perfectly. They say this is in the josei genre. I think it has a massive amount of appeal to the…Read more 千早振る (Chihayafuru)

Better Angels — I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!

Since starting real physical therapy this past Tuesday, and riding my Airdyne, I’ve finally been feeling that there really will be an end to this and again I will walk and sleep and cut grass and all the various things a person does every day without thinking about it. Still, I think for a long […]…Read more Better Angels — I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!

Having a Very Bad Night

I am insanely depressed right now. It is 3 am and I am watching anime Kimi ni Todoke. Where was my Kazehaya? Where was my Yoshida? My Yano? My Takahashi? Or just even a Shino? I must have missed them, 40+ years ago. Or perhaps people like this don't really exist. That's more like it. Nobody saves people…Read more Having a Very Bad Night

Fear, Death and Loving Life

The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear death in any kind of anxious, chronic way. As long as life holds the promise…Read more Fear, Death and Loving Life