Fifteen years ago or so, I used to blog a lot. Over time, I blogged less, got distracted by ever-growing social media, and lost my enthusiasm. Personal blogs became less of a phenomenon in general, and the idea that everything had to be monetized began to dominate. 

About a dozen of my blogs have come and gone since then, all because I felt like they had to be something more than what had interested me in the first place: just writing. 

This is a personal blog. Nothing more. 

This is me thinking out loud. This is me exploring my life and times. It’s about living as an expat, starting a business, (trying to) get married, becoming a Japanese citizen, starting a family, learning a language, working toward goals, and whatever else seems relevant to my journey. 

I’m not here to convince you of anything. I have nothing to sell. I am only sharing my personal experience and thoughts. If you disagree with me on something, that’s fine, just keep in mind I’m not here to argue with anyone (and generally won’t). 

Who am I? My name is David. I’m an American educator, photographer, essayist, and something of an accidental philosopher. I live in the Tokyo area, just to the north in Saitama. By choice, I’m living in Japan permanently. 

What’s up with Dave? The Convergence Factor newsletter

This mailing list sends (very) occasional updates pertaining to the activities of David R Munson, some guy who lives in Japan. You can check out the blog at Convergence Factor and add it to your preferred RSS aggregator if you like, or just receive an email from time to time (they’ll include links to anything new on the blog). You can even do both!

These emails will also include some bonus content not appearing on the blog, such as:

  • What I’m reading/watching/enjoying at any given time
  • Various recommendations
  • Recent discoveries
  • And probably some other stuff.

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