I've concluded that the shine has gone off of airing my private thoughts and experiences publicly, so I'm going to give up private blogging (again). This time, I don't expect that I'll be making a return trip.
Thanks to all of the people who read and took the time to be supportive and kind to me. I appreciate it.
I will be keeping up my other two non-personal blogs, will still be writing for Tokyo Journal magazine, and will perhaps return to Blogcritics more regularly as a means of airing my deeper notions and developed ideas. If you'd like to hear my thoughts on such topics, you can still find my thoughts on limited topics in these places. From now though, my private life and notions won't be out there for regular public consumption.
The other two blogs are:
1000 Things About Japan
Japanese Snack Reviews
And other ways you can access my writing:
My Blogcritics page
Tokyo Journal (at Amazon, though you can also buy it from Kinokuniya in Japan)
Tokyo Journal's web site
My first blog:
My So-Called Japanese Life