PLEASE NOTE: If you sent me a message with this form sometime in the past few months (let's say anytime in 2011), I did not receive your message. I had changed my public e-mail address because spammers found the last one, but forgot to change it here. My apologies and thank you for your messages!

You can send me an e-mail using this simple form. I'm happy to answer questions about the Expo, the Michigan-Shiga Exchange Program, the JET Program, or travel in general. And of course, I love to talk about my stories and essays, should you find them worth talking about. If by chance you want to interview me for your TV show or article, you can use this form at first to get a better way to contact me. Or you can use it just to say hi! Please keep in mind, though, that I'm not the parent of septuplets, nor am I a septuplet myself. (You may think I'm joking, but I get a lot of mail like that.) Don't forget to include your e-mail address so I can respond.

If you are responding to one of my editorials, I will be happy to post it as a public response below the essay itself, even if you disagree with me. I love an intelligent debate! However, please keep these things in mind:

  • I do not promise to post all comments, but I'm happy to post those that disagree with me if they're composed maturely and rationally. Politeness and a willingness to at least consider the other side is also a plus.
  • If you don't leave a working e-mail address for me to respond to, I'm less likely to post your comment.
  • I may be slow to respond, but I'll try to do so as quickly as possible.
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