First Bow

First Bow

    When I was twenty-four I met Naoyoshi-San, my new boss, and we drove up a corkscrew road through the mountains to a village called Kosuge. We reached the town hall where I had introductions, a flurry of bows from the staff and tea with the mayor. We...
Mother on Earth

Mother on Earth

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. – Psalms 127: 3-5   Selfish I assumed I would conceive naturally when my husband and I decided to start a family. I didn’t. We turned to fertility drugs with ambivalence. Reports...
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