…that went from red to green and back about five times before the truck in front of us finally pulled into the intersection. We were out looking for the best route to my son’s factory, who just got his license and started work today.
The four minute part is condensed down to 30 seconds. I tacked on my Japan commute that I posted a couple months ago, for comparison sake. I like driving, but hate driving in traffic- which I guess nowadays means I often hate driving. Getting around by bicycle and train around here is pretty smooth, however.
Fumie said, “Owen and Allen finally finally got art projects chosen for display.”
-Yeah, Una used to get her stuff put up all the time, but this is the first time the boys were selected. You better get down to the art museum tomorrow if you want to see it.
So I did. We had a Tuesday off at work, so there were few patrons at the museum. Paying adult patrons, anyway. Three classrooms worth of 2nd graders came in, however.
Here’s a sampling of some of the jr. high art on display (click the pic for larger view):
wood carving and decals/trade marks
abstract and creative kanji
Nakagori jr. high display 1. Allen’s is bottom row, 3rd from right. Owen’s is bottom row, far right. Allen’s is about the dangers of internet access on iphones (caption, “They’re looking for you!”), and Owen’s is the admonition, “Don’t run for the train!”
self-portraits and potato chip bag design (Nakagori display 2)
architecture and silhouett
The local critics.
The pond in front of the art museum.
’twas good weather on Halloween so I snapped a few pics on my morning commute.
this recent photo of some young readers in a mountain cabin breaks the cute-o-meter
Either the Letter Thief is a rip-roaring read, or uncle Thaddeus is a fantastic storyteller.
Wait, maybe it’s both!
A better recording of my first book after I got a new mic and better recording software.
So far all the reviews are five stars for the book. Here’s the link to the Amazon page.
Good news! Word is spreading, I guess, and my second book is starting to show some sales. Would you Rather Smell My Socks is getting a little action on Amazon. Must be the title- right up the alley of 8 yr. old boys.
This summer/fall (2016) my two latest books were published on Amazon!
Would You Rather Walk your Dog in Heaven is part 2 in the Would You Rather series. Gloriously illustrated by the super-talented Jim Steck. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Would-Rather-Walk-Your-Heaven/dp/1535333022/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480059345&sr=1-2
And here is my first coloring book, The Story of Humpty and Dumpty: https://www.amazon.com/Story-Humpty-Dumpty-D-W-Shumway/dp/1535352450/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480059460&sr=1-4