Welcome to Dear Ash, a Friday night advice column inspired by the late Dear Abby.
Have a question, need advice?
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe you'll be featured next week.
Dear Ash: Does it get better living here [in Okinawa]? -Miserable
Dear Miserable: Home is where you make it. You hate it here because you've not accepted it as your home. I imagine the military has brought you here, as it has for most of us, and if that's the case, then you might as well get used to it. You're going to be moving A LOT. Get out of your house. Go make friends. Learn some key Japanese phrases. Venture into off-base establishments. Do not be afraid. If you're really desperate, have kids.. they're great pawns for meeting people.
Dear Abby: I have always wanted to have my family history traced but I can't afford to spend a lot of money to do it. Any Suggestions? - Sam in Cal
Dear Sam: Yes. Run for public office.
Have a great weekend everyone =)