Aging is Cool in Japan

Tokyo has a neighborhood for everything. Electronics. Plastic displays of sushi. Online gaming. High and low fashion. And tucked into the northern reaches of the city, one for aging gracefully. The Sugamo neighborhood’s half-mile long shopping street, Jizo-dori, offers a window on the way that Japan views its graying population, and a good lesson for…

Visiting My Las Vegas

I love Las Vegas. It’s an irrational kind of love. At least it seems that way to others who don’t understand it. I’ve been going there for over ten years, multiple times per year. Always with my husband, who was my boyfriend the first time I went. My Las Vegas is not everyone else’s Las…