I’m sorry for not writing anything for over two months. I was in Minneapolis, MN, taking care of my mother who just had a heart operation. She’s going fine now and it was nice being back in my old neck of the woods, sort of speak.
For the last 7 years, I’ve spent most of my time in Tokyo. I have taken multiple trips back to the states since then, but this was the first time for a long time where I could walk around and check out different stores to see what has changed and what hasn’t.
For example, I was struck at just how the CD and DVD sections of Best Buy has shrunk. The inventory at Barns and Noble has been cut back drastically as well. And I’m not only talking about manga and anime, but all titles of all genres of books and music and movies. It’s clear a lot of changes have been afoot.
I’d like to talk more about that some other day, perhaps, but for now I just wanted to let you know that I am still here and I hope to write more in the future.