Archive for December 2016

Beyond the Parasol Trees: Life in China

Beyond the Parasol Trees: Life in China
It has been difficult for me, in the days since the 2016 Presidential election, to remain neutral on the state of our country in this blog. I never intended for this to be a political or societal platform. But if I am seeking honesty and insight from the people I interview, I think it is... Read more »

Celebrating My Birthday with Pearl Harbor, Donald Trump, and Hamilton

Celebrating My Birthday with Pearl Harbor, Donald Trump, and Hamilton
Today is my birthday. It’s also the 75th anniversary of I’m Pearl Harbor. I’m a Pearl Harbor baby. That’s what my father, a WWII veteran, called me all his life. A tragic event in American history that is forever part of my world. By odd coincidence, I also share this day with President-Elect Donald Trump.... Read more »

This is My America

This is My America
As the snow falls outside my window, as the fire crackles, it is easy to feel safe. Complacent. But I am not. This past election taught me to never take the grace and beauty and strength of this country for granted. Reminded me, that it was founded on principles, not privilege. On virtues, not vanity.... Read more »
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