High School Japanese Class

During my sophomore, junior, and senior (10th, 11th, and 12th) years in high school, a new world opened before my eyes. While attending a history class one day in what was either 1997 or 1998, an American man approached the front of the room, having been invited to introduce his class: Japanese language. From the moment I saw this teacher, Mr. Hopkins was his name, I became intent on learning the Japanese language.

11th Grade English Class (American Studies)

English was one of my favorite subjects in high school, along with music and Japanese. The teacher for this class was wonderful; she inspired us! Here is a sample of what we studied, wrote about, and discussed in this English course. This was 11th grade, and for me that means the years 1999 and 2000. Enjoy!

Middle School Cartooning Portfolio

The collection here represents what little work I kept following middle school (1995-1997). Cartooning was a class that I loved, along with music, and so here is my version of the class project: Mi…

Source: Middle School, High School and College Work




American and Japanese parks differ in many ways although their basic functions are much the same. This park is pleasant. There’s a small pond with an island in the center and koi, dragonflies, cicadas, butterflies, frogs, and not so many people!

This is my first blog in Japanese too, what do you think?

Birds, Insects, Amphibians and Reptiles!



A bird walks to its next destination and a dragonfly perches atop a safe place.

A crow stands watch over its domain and a small frog escapes danger.

A long snake inches its way over a river crossing and a wee praying mantis clings to a wall.

A frog matures slowly and a duck sits majestically.