Tag Archives: Japanese American

The Crack and the Light at Highland Park High School


“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~~Leonard Cohen On Friday, I was honored to participate in the Highland Park Literary Festival. I was first greeted by several parents who had dedicated many long hours … Continue reading

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Unhyphenated Patriots, Part 2


“All of us can’t stay in the camps until the end of the war. Some of us have to go to the front. Our record on the battlefield will determine when you will return and how you will be treated. … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Uncle Cold-Outside


I received an email from my cousin this morning that her father passed away. At the age of 97, he was the last living Sasaki of my mother’s generation, my Uncle Cold-Outside. Though I feel a huge sadness for my cousin’s … Continue reading

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A Way of Life


Amazing that today, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, all the talk on CNN is about Donald Trump’s proposition that all Muslims be banned from travel to the United States. This follows his suggested surveillance of mosques … Continue reading

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Fear of the Huddled Masses


At first, I felt a sense of security upon hearing that more than half of our nation’s governors have said that Syrian refugees would not be welcome in their states. The day after the terrorist attacks took place in Paris, I … Continue reading

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