Life in Little Sweden U.S.A.

It is July 4, 2016 and I am sitting in an air conditioned coffeehouse in my hometown of Lindsborg, Kansas. On this Independence Day I am thankful for Lindsborg, Kansas and her people, what they mean to me and my family, and what they have done to help shape my life. This afternoon I am Read More …

This one’s for you, Tom

6-25-16 It has now been nearly 10 months since my last post.  I was in the midst of returning home to Lindsborg after spending two weeks in Japan.  My reasons for visiting there were twofold:  1.  To present at the International Symposium on Performance Science, a conference run partially by the Royal College of Music Read More …

Last day

So, I am writing this post from my phone while sitting on a train. It is Noon in Tokyo on Sunday (10 PM Saturday in Kansas) and I am slowly but surely making my way to Tokyo-Narita airport from Shinjuku Station to catch my flight home.  Yesterday, Andrew, Tim, and I gave our presentation at Read More …

Kyoto – ISPS

After a wonderful but sobering time in Hiroshima I boarded the Shinkansen (bullet train) to travel to Kyoto and meet up with friend and colleague, Dr. Andrew Homburg (BC ’98) in order to participate at the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS). I was also really happy to meet a new friend and colleague, Dr. Read More …

Hiroshima

I began today with a breakfast on the 23rd floor of the hotel.  They had Japanese-style and Western-style.  I went ahead and took the latter option today. After breakfast I took a public bus to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.  I have thought all day about how to describe this experience and come Read More …

Kumamoto day 1

Yet another wonderful day.  It began in Tokyo with some breakfast while waiting for the bus to Haneda Airport to catch my flight to Kumamoto. After an hour-long bus ride to the airport I had a chance to Skype Jeanne. And then I took a chance and got some local food for lunch. I was Read More …