Category: What’s Next

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Prom King

The day had finally come. Our 16-year-old daughter was going to go to her junior/senior prom. That’s not a bad thing except she was going with a boy. That boy also happens to be her “boyfriend.” When my baby girl was born, I told my wife that I wouldn’t allow her to date until she […]

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Great Expectations

It’s funny how the anticipation of one great thing can make your whole day – especially when it comes to food. The other morning I called my wife to ask her something. It was the usual marital banter, which usually ends the same way. While I have no expectation that she has to take care […]

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Getting Canned

I’m kind of a gadget guy, so I marvel at all the technology available these days. I’m also a lazy guy, so I appreciate technology even more. Case in point: We own one of those automatic opening kitchen garbage cans. It’s a modern-day version of one of those step cans where you step on a […]

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Mr. Congeniality

I often receive invitations from various ethnic communities to attend events. I am honored to receive those, and my wife and I try to attend as many as possible, as they are usually fundraisers for great causes, scholarships and charities. Sometimes they are cultural, and I often find those to be the most fun. Recently, […]

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Secretary’s Day

In my position as publisher and senior vice president here at MidWeek, I have the privilege of having an executive assistant. She is a wonderful woman whom I have come to depend on over the years she has worked for me. She actually serves my entire department, and everybody loves her. For the most part, […]

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Assault & Battery

After I get home from work each night, there is a time threshold where I don’t want to leave the house, as I’ve already prepared myself to relax, watch some TV, read and go to bed. That time deadline is 9 p.m. sharp. If that makes me sound like an old man, then so be […]

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The Buck Stops Here

I’m about as responsible a guy as they come. In fact, I’m so responsible that it’s almost a flaw. A chink in my armor, if you will, because my wife will put that back on me nearly every time. The other weekend my wife and 16-year-old daughter decided to have their nails done. For the […]

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Bigfoot

It shouldn’t be this hard, but Valentine’s Day gets tougher for me with each passing year. It’s not because of my wife, for she is a true believer of “It’s the thought that counts.” That’s what I love about her, because she is so unselfish and puts others before herself no matter what the occasion. […]

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Blown Away

Sometimes I think my wife and I have nothing in common. But we are the epitome of “opposites attract.” That’s probably what makes our marriage work. That being said, it’s never boring in the Nagasawa household. The other weekend we were invited to a rather ritzy affair. At minimum, that means a coat and tie […]

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In A World …

Cue deep male voice: “In a world of intelligent, rich and sexy men, only one stands out from the pack. He’s nothing like that. He’s Ron Nagasawa!” If there was a movie trailer about me, that’s how it would probably start. I’m just being realistic, although I can’t help but fantasize about movies. I’ve been […]