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Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

It’s our first one together.

Happy Anniversary

Monday, June 9th, 2008

It’s our wedding anniversary today.

The Samurai Lady and I have done been married for seven years, this day.
It’s incredible she’s put up with me for that long.
Every year on this day we go out for sushi, but this one promises to be a special one, since we’ll have company.

And for that we […]

Like A Hawk

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Last Friday, it was a wet and rainy day (just like today, some fair May this is turning out to be) and Kai and I sat on our futon-couch in the living room and played one of our many goofy games (they are legion, Kai’s goofy games, and some of the greatest hits are, Twist […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Above note Kai with new mother, Samurai Lady, and her own mother, just last month. Happy Mother’s Day!
Now that I’m a parent, my respect for my own mother has catapulted from, “thanks ma, you’ve been cool to have given birth to me,” to “Holy Frackin’ Shite, Ma, how in the name of all that […]

Sad Departures

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

While I was on a blogging break, we had a couple of sad departures on both sides of the Naka-James family.
My Uncle Raymond passed away just near the end of March. Below is small part of his obituary.
Raymond Clare Brend
1952 – 2008
Raymond Brend, the son of Edward Raymond (E.R.) and Anne (Tasler) Brend, […]

The Space Between The Notes

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

My apologies for the extended absence.
I always hate it when my favorite blogs post once every blue moon, without explanation. Of course, it’s reasonable that people get busy, get swamped and full with events and actions in their own lives and find not the time to write about it on their blogs, […]

Winter . . .

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Be here. Snow falls. It’s white outside, even at night.
I’m inside, bundled up under quilts . . . I’m not sick, but I feel the tickle of illness nesting somewhere toward the back of my innards, so I’m doing some preemptive medicine to catch it before it knows it’s there, heh-heh.
I had […]

I’m Not Old, Damn it!

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

I ain’t old, not a bit.
But I am, however, one year older than I was.
Yep. Today is me damn birthday. January 10th.
Here’s what it once was.

That’s me, as a wee little baby. I don’t know how old I am in that picture, either.
It’s fun to compare that picture with […]

Daily Dojo Is Three Years Old! Happy Birthday With The Dojo’s Greatest Hits!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

The Daily Dojo turns three years old this week!

It’s true, I’ve been blogging for three years.
Holy shit.
When I started this adventure, I didn’t really know what the hell a blog was, to tell the truth. My then-agent’s assistant suggested I start one, and as that I was in the process of […]

Happy Birthday, Samurai Lady

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

It’s the Samurai Lady’s Birthday Today!
If you know her and call her friend, send her an email to wish her well!
I asked her what she wanted for her birthday . . .
She just sort of smiled at me and said . . .

“I can’t think of anything else I would want . . .” […]

The Great Pumpkin, The Football That Won’t Hold Still, The Kite That Won’t Fly, The Red Baron & Other Wonderful Unrealized Aspirations

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

This is both going to be a little bit about Rapping on Writing and mostly Personal Sh*t.
Bear with me.
Charles Schulz is on my mind, muchly, as of late.
Partly because I’m in the midst of reading Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis.
Partly because PBS just aired a wonderful profile of Schulz […]