Sake, the potent confluence of spring-fed water and grains of rice, has been an integral part of Japanese society, and Noriyoshi Nagai's family tradition for six generations.
One of the things I made a decision to do was to keep myself motivated each day. Sometimes I do not get the chance to sit down with a book to read as I would like to, but I can plug into some motivational audio or subscribe to some inspirational quotes that keep me driven and my eyes on my goals each day.
It was my daughter Juanita's seventh birthday. Family members and friends were assembled around our large dining table, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion.