Seven years ago, my first son, Kai, was born. Due to one of those 3d sonogram deals, we'd expected a girl (Kaiser, our hospital, wouldn't do extra screenings just for gender determination) and had the name Naomi picked out. So the first several hours of Kai's life was us scrambling for a great name for a healthy little boy.
Today is the first "Oceans Day" in Japan, a new national holiday, instituted, we suppose, because Japanese simply work too much if they aren't told not to. Kai's kanji is "ocean," so it is a fitting holiday for our fast-growing boy.
Kai has begun to express an interest in blogging, which I heartily support. This year I will be teaching him and helping him discover the wonders of connecting to people and places through the Internet, photography and prose. "I like the Internet," Kai says, "because I can blog for my friends and my dad."
I hope you can help make Kai's birthday - and the launch of his blogging career - special by leaving a brief comment and including your current location. Thank you!