In America, good dinner etiquette entails avoiding certain contentious topics, particularly politics. Whether it has more to do with possible digestive disorders developing from unpleasant –isms or a predilection towards harmonious dining, I do not know.
A Los Angeles native, living in Kyoto, Japan, Sean Lotman's work has appeared in Fogged Clarity, Grey Sparrow, The Diverse Arts Project, The Literati, and many others. In addition to writing, he also works as a photographer and has an ongoing photo-haiku project . He is also the Pop Zeitgeist columnist for Heso Magazine.