Barefoot Gen, vol 5: Forever Changed, by Keiji Nakazawa

My Copy: 9780867195965 (image from bn.com) Barefoot Gen, vol 5 has much the same as 4 did, and yet expands on the new realities of post-war Japan. Gen is getting less patient with hopeless attitudes and hypocrisy (which if you've been reading along, hypocrisy is the one thing he's NEVER been okay with in others). … Continue reading Barefoot Gen, vol 5: Forever Changed, by Keiji Nakazawa

Barefoot Gen, vol. 3: Life After The Bomb, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

My Copy: 9780867195941 (image from bn.com) Barefoot Gen, vol. 3 continues with Gen and his mother Kimie still trying to find a place for them away from Hiroshima until thing stabilize. Gen picks up a stray kid, one he'd mistaken for his little brother in the last book, and he becomes part of the family, … Continue reading Barefoot Gen, vol. 3: Life After The Bomb, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

Barefoot Gen, Vol. 2: The Day After, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

My Copy: 9780867196191 (image from bn.com) Whew--the first volume wanted to knock me down with what I'd read, the way Gen's family was portrayed and how things changed the day the bomb went off. Now, we're in the aftermath, the living death and struggle to survive... if one wants to survive at all. Barefoot Gen … Continue reading Barefoot Gen, Vol. 2: The Day After, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

#108– When & how often do parents usually start the “when are you going to have kids?” discussion?

I bring this up because somehow I've never had this point come up with my parents:  regarding when I'd want to have kids, how many, or what I think it would be like. It occurred to me after this weekend that they'd never asked, either. That's where I think the weekend with mom really went … Continue reading #108– When & how often do parents usually start the “when are you going to have kids?” discussion?

Family has come to the house, or when you realize you’re a true introvert…

My past few blog-less days were spent frantically cleaning my house and yard (mostly the house) as much as I could and then having my mom and stepdad over. They got to see my new place for the first time. I kept joking "commence the judgment call" all week prior to my friends, but it … Continue reading Family has come to the house, or when you realize you’re a true introvert…