Learning to Ski in Niseko

I went to Japan with a friend for a vacation. We had been planning the trip for months and my friend and I really wanted to try skiing in Niseko. Neither of us knew how to ski, so we hired a Niseko ski instructor to teach us how to do it. Everyone else thought it was a bad idea for us to go skiing, because they had heard so many stories about people injuring themselves while skiing. While it is true that skiing injuries occur, you can become injured by doing just about anything else. Fear of injury is no reason to avoid doing something new. Besides, sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.

The flight to Japan was along one, and I was asleep for most of it. My friend was too excited to sleep and listened to music on the way.… Read the rest

Getting Internet for Our Child to Do Homework in Our Rural Home

When our baby was born we got by with just using our phones to look up stuff on the Internet from home. We weren’t being cheap, though we did have a budget. What the problem was is that there was no cable TV or even DSL Internet available at our house. We lived about a quarter of a mile beyond where the cable service ended. We had satellite TV, but no Internet service other than what we had on our phones. Now that he is in elementary school, he needs Internet access for homework. I looked into satellite Internet to see what kind of plans they were offering.

I looked at the prices and how many gigabytes you get per month with satellite Internet service.… Read the rest