Suicide Japan: Why I Considered It Too

This morning I read an article titled, “Inside Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest.’” The 30,000+ reported suicides a year are not new to me, but the more intimate account of the forest stirred up my own personal thoughts on suicide. You should read the article I just mentioned if you’re unfamiliar with suicide in Japan. | photo…

Dad, This is Me at 27

A post in the series, “Why I Write About My Dad Each May.” Find all the posts here. Dad, it’s that time of the year again. Time to remember, time to catch up. Hard to believe I’ve spent 1/3 of my life without you. Well, anyway, this is what you should know about me at 27. First, I…

Bushido, Seppuku, and the Shameful Death of Jesus Christ

This is part of a series on Bushido and Jesus. You can find the Japanese version here. Dear Hiroshi, Easter is this Sunday. It is the most important Christian holiday and the most significant event in the history of the world. It is the event that changed my life. I’m writing you this letter to help you…