It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That is how I would describe the most recent semester I completed. Nevertheless, I have high hopes for next semester. In the meantime, I will be on vacation for one week during which I will be in Fukuoka where I am as I write this. On Wednesday, June 26th I will begin instructing summer courses in English conversation. After six weeks, I will be free to travel again at which time I plan to return to Japan. I will go to Tokyo at that time.