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Comparing and Contrasting The Red Kimono and Camp Nine


Before The Red Kimono was published, I read another book about an internment camp in the Arkansas Delta titled, Camp Nine, by Vivienne Schiffer. (University of Arkansas Press, October 2011) Following is a synopsis of the book: On February 19, … Continue reading

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Yuri Kochiyama: Sachi’s Mentor


I’d never heard about Yuri Kochiyama before her death on June 1, 2014, when I began reading articles about this 93-year old Japanese American activist. I was surprised and excited to learn that a “real-life” person existed whose life parallels … Continue reading

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#AAPI Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Post 1


May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month, a month that pays tribute to the generations of the Asians and Pacific Islanders and their contributions to the rich and diverse history of the United States. In researching The Red Kimono and its sequel (currently … Continue reading

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#VideoChallenge: Moving On


Day #8 of the 30-Day Video Challenge. I don’t quit many things, and I’m resistant to admitting to quitting this 30-Day Challenge. Perhaps this list of excuses reasons will give me a little cover: It takes forever to upload the video … Continue reading

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#VideoChallenge: Jan Before Coffee


Day #2 of the 30-Day Video Challenge, and Day #1 of the OWFI Revive! Strive! Thrive! Conference. So, I’m getting an early start. In fact, I decided to get in front of the camera before I even had my first cup … Continue reading

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