About

I’m a writer first and foremost, but I have many roles to fill, including that of wife, mother, expat and teacher.  I put my all into everything I do, and these are the observations from the various sides of me.  I learn and express myself through writing – and I think through my fingers.  When I write, I process my world.

15 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Aimee,

    Paris Writers News is organizing a short story contest about Paris, open to writers worldwide, and I thought it might interest English language writers in Tokyo.

    Here is information about the contest.

    PARIS SHORT STORY CONTEST
    Deadline: November 30.

    Prize: 200 euros plus publication of top 12 stories in a book called “The Best and Most Delightful Stories About Paris”
    Entry fee: 10 euros (paypal)
    Finalist judges : Nicola Keegan, Janet Skeslien Charles, Elizabeth Bard, Charles Trueheart, Brian Spence, Charles and Clydette De Groot, Cara Black, Anne Korkeakivi, Heather Stimmler Hall, Penelope Fletcher, Robert Stewart, and Diane Johnson.
    Open to writers worldwide.

    Restrictions: Maximum 5,000 words. Submission in the body of the email (no attachments, please)

    For info and submissions: http://parisstoriescontest.blogspot.com/

    The Paris Short Story Contest now has a new flyer that can be printed out and posted at local bookshops, universities, cafes — any place writers gather! http://laurelzuckerman.typepad.fr/files/paris-short-story-contest.pdf

    Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information.

    Best wishes,

    Laurel Zuckerman


    Laurel Zuckerman
    Paris Writers News
    pariswritersnews@gmail.com
    http://www.laurelzuckerman.com/paris-writer-news/

  2. I saw your tag line “Life is a journey; write it out,” and agree.

    My writing reflects the world around me; not to tell others what I have seen, but to give others the encouragement to look right and left as they walk through life. I wrote in an unpublished novel, “Life is a series of journeys; not one long continuous, unbroken birth-to-death stroll. Unfortunately, earthly influences, that all inconclusive predestination, freewill, predetermination, philosophical rhetoric that education empowers us with, puts blinders on our eyes…You need to know I observe people. Something I learned to do while studying theater. The world around us is full of interesting people. Oh, not the ones who make the Style section of the Washington Post or the cover of some weekly gossip magazine you read the headlines of in the grocery store, but would never buy, lest someone you know is watching. I am talking about the people that you probably never even see as you go about your daily life. This has nothing to do with being an aloof social class thing, because those who miss the people around themselves miss everyone, rich, poor, powerful, or humble. Blinders. Blinders on eyes; eyes that look straight ahead. What importance does seeing a panhandler have, other than personal safety? It makes your life more colorful, your memories more vivid. A value not expressed in dollars or time.”

    Looking at life as a series of journeys lets me write a poems about a panhandler in Luxemburg, what the view from a train going through New Jersey reveals, and a short story about how observing the life going on around her, a woman, as she walks down a street, opens her eyes to end one journey and begin a new one.

    Keep the words flowing, Steve

  3. Hi Aimee,

    My name is Billy Martyn. I follow your blog and wanted to introduce myself.

    My brother and I recently launched a free language learning site with the goal of offering English and Japanese language learners a new way to practice with each other.

    Our site (abcloop.com/en) focuses on the “social” aspect of learning, with tools that allow conversations to be translated and checked by everyone who uses it. Conversations, for example in the Travel Loop and the Good Eats Loop, often start in one language and continue in both.

    We think many of our users would be interested in your blog and vice versa.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,
    Billy

    Co-founder
    ABCLoop
    billy@abcloop.com

  4. My writing reflects the world around me; not to tell others what I have seen, but to give others the encouragement to look right and left as they walk through life. I wrote in an unpublished novel, “Life is a series of journeys; not one long continuous, unbroken birth-to-death stroll. Unfortunately, earthly influences, that all inconclusive predestination, freewill, predetermination, philosophical rhetoric that education empowers us with, puts blinders on our eyes…You need to know I observe people. Something I learned to do while studying theater. The world around us is full of interesting people. Oh, not the ones who make the Style section of the Washington Post or the cover of some weekly gossip magazine you read the headlines of in the grocery store, but would never buy, lest someone you know is watching. I am talking about the people that you probably never even see as you go about your daily life. This has nothing to do with being an aloof social class thing, because those who miss the people around themselves miss everyone, rich, poor, powerful, or humble. Blinders. Blinders on eyes; eyes that look straight ahead. What importance does seeing a panhandler have, other than personal safety? It makes your life more colorful, your memories more vivid. A value not expressed in dollars or time.”
    +1

  5. Hello – My husband and I will be visiting Tokyo during Passover and are looking for a seder on the second night. Any ideas? thanks so much
    Phyllis Oster
    Portland, Oregon

  6. Dear Aimee Weinstein -さん,

    Apologies for the unsolicited email, but…

    As someone with a love and knowledge of Japan and everything Japanese, you may wish to know that the world’s FIRST novel to be written ENTIRELY in ‘Japlish’ or ‘Engrish’ has this month been released.

    ‘Big Sound Temple’ by Ben Stevens is already flying up the Amazon bestsellers’ chart, and for a limited period is available as a FREE Kindle download.

    We hope you will get your free copy, and that you enjoy a fascinating insight into a part of Japan few ”gaijin” will ever experience first-hand.

    Best Wishes,

    James Chaytor and team at Big Sound Publishing

  7. Hi Aimee,

    Great site! I live in California and attended art school in San Francisco. I recently took a couple of writing classes at De Anza College. Would you suggest any particular college? Where did you go?

    Thanks,
    Sheri

    • Hi Sherri,
      I went to big, public universities. Iowa Writers Workshop is the very best, but hard to get into. Any program that teaches you to write by doing writing is a great program. Good luck!
      Aimee

  8. HI. My name is LeAnne. Miki Hathaway gave me your contact info as my family is being relocated to Tokyo in May. I would love to message you regarding your experience with the schools and life in Tokyo.

  9. しない 本当に感じる、あなた 必要と そこに行くと 過ごす 巨大な
    の木びき台 個々 の それら。 単にちょうど 置く、レザー だけでなく ユニークな ですが 非常に 強い。あなた シャネル
    財布べきも快適と暖かい潤沢なにドン裸足。シープスキンですは通常布はする必要があります呼吸したがって、しない保つあなた財布ではプラスチック材料バッグ。

  10. 企業 フランスのパリに本社を置いています。選択 小売業者 は来る で様々 な
    作品の範囲。 なぜそう女の子財布 に先を越されて、基本 ですか?シャネル シャネル バッグです本当にシャネル 標準 として効果的に としてこのような は良い。

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