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Color Me Blue Belt

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

This past Saturday, on March 19th, myself and two of my dojo classmates tested for and received a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, given to us by Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro.

That’s myself, Luis and Alvaro, right after the test.
Our school, Omni Martial Arts, is in Astoria and our instructor is Sensei Julio Riveria, but the […]

Yes, The Rumors Are True, Today …

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Is the anniversary of my birth. My birthday. Egad!

And yep, that’s me on top of Bear Mountain.
Also born today, writer-director Walter Hill (one of my screenwriting heroes) and academy award nominated screenwriter-director Josh Olson. My brother-in-law Mas, a writer-director as well in Tokyo, also shares this birthday.
It’s a good day for writer-directors to […]

Ren Naka-James

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the newest member of our family.
Ren Travis Naka-James
Born December 26th, 2010 at 5 AM, seven pounds, four ounces.
We are very happy and pleased. And tired, it began on Christmas Day and ended early the next morning with little sleep, but all are healthy and well […]

Expecting …

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

In other news, also on the home front …
The Samurai Lady and I are expecting another child, a boy, due on Christmas (fun and ironic considering she and I are both Buddhists) and we are both very pleased that Kai will soon have a baby brother to play with.
Now back to our regularly […]

Sun on Woman - Our Shelter Article in Village Voice from ‘05

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Back in the day, you waited Tuesday night in Astor Place for them to bring out the new copies of the Village Voice, because it was just that awesome …
Now the Voice is online, of course, and you don’t need to wait for it, and it’s changed muchly since being taken over by corporate […]

Adam Szymkowicz: I interview Playwrights Part 183: Joshua James

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Adam included me on his great Interview series over at his blog and mine went up today, you can read it here: Adam Szymkowicz: I interview Playwrights Part 183: Joshua James
Check it out and let me know your thoughts on it, over there, if you please.

Be well, everyone, and have a safe Memorial Day […]

Love The Smell Of New Headgear In The Morning

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Headgear. Because, of course, all I have is my looks, hehhehheh. Ahem.

Got new equipment today, and fresh 16 oz gloves, too. That new leather smell, nothing quite like it.
Generally one doesn’t wear protective headgear while writing, but on some days … it ain’t a bad idea, heh-heh.

A Little Bit Older & A Whole Bunch Better …

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

The rumors are true … today is the anniversary of my birth, thank you, thankyouverymuch … in honor of that, I post a picture supplied my my dear mother:

In the stroller, Brother Stacy (and he’s gonna be cheesed I’m posting this, heh-heh)… standing left, myself, age 2 years and 3 months … the same age […]

Happy Anniversary

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Today is our wedding anniversary, today is the day, eight years ago, that The Samurai Lady agreed to join me in partnership:

Happy anniversary, baby!

Yes, the Rumors Are True …

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Today is, in fact, my birthday …

Thank you-thank-you-thank-you-very-much …

Seven Strange Things

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Don Hall tagged me with a meme entitled Seven Strange Things in which we list, well, seven strange things about ourselves.
Heh-heh. Okay. I had to think for a minute, not because I’m lacking in strange things, but rather because I’ve listed so much Personal Sh*t via various memes it’s work just to […]