10 January 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Face time with Loco , live!

Brace yourselves! The wait is over! Loco’s first Podcast interview is done! That’s right. Everything you always wanted to know about Loco in Yokohama but were afraid to ask, the answers are here. Let me know what you think why don’t you. Big shout out to Andrew and Hiroki at the Bad Communication Podcast for […]

10 January 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Loco on the low

Loco on the low
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Just a few pics from my visit to NY over the holidays… And here’s a little video of my favorite bridge in Brooklyn, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge (which connects Brooklyn to Staten Island), made after the blizzard! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAFu32kBr34 That’s all for now… follow Loco on: Twitter Facebook

09 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

I’m building me a home

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“Do you have any resolutions for 2011?” a family friend asked me while we were getting “spirited away” at her home back in Brooklyn NY. “I hate to make resolutions but yep, I got a couple,” I said, “First and foremost, I’m going to focus intensely on getting my work into the right hands and getting it published! […]

21 December 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E39: Yokohama Christmas Card Company

Live from Locohama S2/E39: Yokohama Christmas Card Company

Told my kids the other day that I was going to New York for the holidays, so they went ahead and made some greeting cards for me to take home with me for friends and family. Flooded my desk with hundreds of them, actually. Here are some of my faves:   Think my peeps will get […]

16 December 2010 ~ 15 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E38: The solution to the Japanese Ageing Crisis?

Live from Locohama S2/E38: The solution to the Japanese Ageing Crisis?

Many of you might have heard about the declining birth rate here in Japan. There’s much ado about it in the news. What’s to be done? Well, today at work I saw something that might be key: Get the kids to thinking about having babies! Yep. How do you go about that? Well…step this way: First you […]

14 December 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Loco On Location

Loco On Location
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A week from today I’m going home…for a visit…for two weeks. Two weeks of reunions, refreshment, renewal, resuscitation, rejuvenation, revitalization, and I suspect a bit of recrimination and re-evaluation. Yeah…home. I haven’t been home for the holidays since 2003. I can’t say I’m a holiday groupie. But, I am a fan. It’s sort of a guilty pleasure. […]

12 December 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Live from Locohama S2/E37: Good Clean Fun

Over the course of the year, the school gets pretty dirty… Time to change that! It’s like a cleaning game. Japanese call it Zoukin Gake! Aren’t they just too cute for words….I love my kids! These pics were submitted as part of the Show Me Japan series at Budget Trouble Vol. 1/Issue 4. Please go there […]

07 December 2010 ~ 2 Comments

A liberating thought

A liberating thought

I am not in Japan to change the minds and hearts of the natives here…but because of my presence here things have changed…just a little. In seven years, I have taught and personally interacted with over a thousand teens and hundreds of adults, through teaching in Junior high schools, doing private lessons teaching at NOVA, in my […]

05 December 2010 ~ 2 Comments

What’s up, Loco? Question #4: Fisticuffs with Assholes

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This question is from Matt What’s up Loco! I noticed in recent posts you mentioned that once or twice your anger/rage had actually manifested itself into a physical confrontation, I’d like to hear more. Without going into my personal situation in too much detail, I currently live in the UK but will eventually move back […]

05 December 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Yokohama, in living color: greatest hits

Yokohama, in living color: greatest hits

I’m not a professional photographer, or even an aspiring one. But I think I’ve taken some pretty decent shots of my adopted hometown over the years. Here are a few of my faves:               In case you’re wondering, I use a Canon thingamajig with automatic everything and many cute colors, the […]