Sitting on the porch of my hollow home thinking about my daughter’s life and future, and the great fork in the road where Yumiko and I now guide her. If we keep her in Japan her life path is fairly certain when extrapolated from contemporary norms. She’ll most likely become a well educated housewife, a mother of some fraction of children and wife to a husband she’ll likely one day widow, before herself finishing life at a ripe old age, possibly in the home of one of her own children and surrounded by grandchildren. Her life will be stable and secure if not perhaps just a little dull and unremarkable for its strict allegiance to principal and precedent. However, if she comes to America her life will become God only knows what? As ever, both roads have their aspects of attraction and concern.