Monday, April 29, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013


A mere 51 weeks (to the day) after my arrival in Honolulu and we've finally gotten word of my wife's interview date at the US Embassy in Tokyo. May 13th is the magical day.

I say "mere" both honestly and sarcastically: I'm sure many have had this process take much longer (though the NVC processing mail from the US to Japan through France is probably not an expedience for anyone—what was that about?!). But being apart from my wife and daughter for a year now, with another month to go, has been, not surprisingly, very, very difficult.

Anyway, expensive and time-consuming redundancies and poor customer service aside, the process is nearly complete and I can't really express how happy that makes me.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Path to Loss: Progress Report 4

Approaching Infinity: Book Four
49,300 words

I was hoping to hit a round 50k, but the above number will do—and is not too shabby. Part 2 is coming along nicely, but it's possible that none of the characters see it that way. Pain and suffering all around. Things have to get worse before they can get better. That's just the way of things.