Day one of teaching English in Japan; “How old are you?” was the easiest question for the students. They were between five and eight. I asked the children to guess my age. One of the kids laughed and pointed at my head. He said something in Japanese. I knew two words in the language, and had to ask the translator what the boy meant.

“That you’re obviously a baby, because you don’t have any hair.”

Yep, teaching was going to be a lot of fun.




BAM graduated with a degree in English with honors. He’s an alumnus of Sigma Tau Delta, and co-founded Writers’ ReVision, a workshop that helped authors edit and find publication. He was a journalist for two years, a communist three, and a finalist in the WLT Manuscript Competition in the suspense/thriller category in 2014. Publications are found in Bartleby Snopes (voted story of the month and re-published in their biannual hardcover issue), Writer’s Ezine (received the Exceptional Short Story Award), StoryShelter‘s anthology novel titled I Am Here, and more. He’s now in Japan teaching kids English. www.bamwrites.com.