I spent the morning with Japanese. How many hours, how must I spend them, to feel honest? A lesson with Fukunari-sensei was quickly approaching and I had had a truncated week since the last lesson, due to our upcoming tour. Kanji, reading practice, vocabulary, grammar–some additional offerings she had given me to push the hour count in the right direction. I'm a gerbil in a wheel. The goal seems elusive but I'm trying to go faster, all the same. Someday, I'm going to get there.