(How very Japanese of me)
My apologies for the lack of posts in recent times. My time has been stretched to its limits lately and it doesn't look to be letting up anytime soon. Between working extra hours, working to prepare myself to go overseas and working at arranging a wedding, time is stretched very tautly, and if one seam lets go my life would develop some big rips and rends. I envision more regular updates after I am settled in Japan, (latter half of April). In the meantime I would like to warn my vast readership that I am planning an odd update here and there, but nothing deeper and more pithy than a can of beer.