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Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Trophy Husband
My wife is the office secretary for the parochial school that both our children attended from kindergarten up to the eighth grade. For a number...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Dog Gone It
For the first time in years, I have decided to join a gym. Actually, in 2010, a friend who was a professional boxing trainer took...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Mister Gaga
As a 54-year-old man with a child still in high school, there are things I am banned from doing in my efforts to remain “cool”...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Loafing Around
I really believe that couples who have been together for a long time can get complacent and set in their ways. It’s not for lack...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Captive Audience
I like to think that I’m a culturally astute guy. I love the symphony, will watch ballet and even partake in opera. I enjoy going...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Egg On My Face
Besides being an amazing barbecue guy (a self-imposed honor), I can make a pretty mean breakfast. No one in my family seems to think that...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Scapegoating
It’s been great having our 23-year-old son home for the holidays. His 15-year-old sister, his Nana and, of course, his mom have been elated. I...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Say Cheese!
My wife is one of the most intelligent people I know. She is practical and has more common sense than I’ll ever have. Maybe the...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Winter Ball O’ Fun
Christmas, hands-down, is my favorite time of year. Our family recognizes the religious significance and focuses on that, no matter all the commercialism. But that...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Christmas Spirits
‘Twas a week before Christmas, when at the Nagasawa house, I thought I heard yelling, it must be my spouse; the presents were strewn on...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Too Good To Be True
The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, both my wife and daughter, according to their new “tradition,” went shopping. I had to work, so I was...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Arts & Crafts
My wife has been walking on air lately. That is because with the Christmas holiday season, the craft fairs have arrived. Now, I have nothing...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Black Thursday
I totally look forward to Thanksgiving every year. It’s a day of guilt-free indulgence and one where we celebrate how fortunate we are, a needed...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Open Sesame
One of the greatest inventions of all time has got to be childproof medicine containers. You know, the push-and-turn caps that prevent young children from...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // 007.5 Reporting For Duty
I’m pretty sure the first movie I remember seeing was a James Bond flick. The first “adult” book that I read was an Ian Fleming...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Just Call Me Nick
When it comes to shaving, I’m a blade man. I learned the trait from my dad, who used to shave with those double-sided razors. As...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Smashing Pumpkins
Seems these days Halloween has become an event geared more for us adults rather than the kiddies. But in the Nagasawa household, we still celebrate...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // The Buddy System
It’s no secret that I am totally smitten by our pet dog Buddy. I’ve always been an animal lover and have had these as pets...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Reading ’Tween The Lines
I’m probably going to come off sounding pretty selfish, but I need to rant. This has to do with parking stalls. In 1997 I wrote...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // An Inkling of Trouble
You know, I’ve been in the printing business for nearly 29 years now. These days, being in the same company for that long is getting...


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