We are a cultural melting pot. Embrace it.

My mother was an immigrant and I remember some of the challenges she had to overcome as she forged a new life for herself in America. A native of Japan, my mother grew up during World War II. She lived through hardships, survived air raids and lost family members. During post-war reconstruction, she found work... Continue Reading →

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/162340761540820800/ Today I find myself thinking about my Japanese family and a visit we made to Kinkakuji -- the famous "Golden Pavillion." This Buddhist temple is a popular tourist destination in Kyoto and is beautiful to behold in any season. I spent several days visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto and Nara with my cousin... Continue Reading →

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