one year ago i was living in an a-frame cabin, on a mountain, on a 15 acre woodlot and two small fields.  there was a river running through my backdoor, and a mountain lake behind that.  we had an ocean view.  today i am living in the middle of kyoto city in japan in a highrise.  we had a crazy couple of years after quitting our day jobs and moving abroad, and i hope i can start to slowly tell my story on this blog.