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Christmas Excerpt from The Red Kimono


My historical fiction, The Red Kimono, opens with eight-year old Sachi searching for a Christmas present on December 7, 1941. Though Sachi was loosely based on the life of my mother, this scene was based on memories of my own … Continue reading

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Where I’m From – A Poetic Study of Nobu


April is National Poetry Month, and perhaps purely by coincidence I was recently assigned a poem. I’ve learned so much during my Foundation class, the pre-requisite to all other classes in the Writer’s Path series at SMU. I would like to … Continue reading

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Floating Home–Finalist, Little Tokyo Historical Society


Earlier this year, I entered “Floating Home” into the Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest. I was excited to learn that it was a finalist in the contest where the main requirements were that the story incorporate Little Tokyo … Continue reading

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Circle of Life


A few days ago, my sister asked me what I thought about sending my mother’s walker to a woman named “Itty,” who we met while visiting our Uncle Fizzer in Cleveland. (Our mother passed away in February.) I thought it … Continue reading

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First Snow


It’s snowing in Dallas and has been since about 9:00 this morning. People all over the country are likely tired of it, but snow in any appreciable amount is a rarity here, and I’m loving it.   Although this wasn’t … Continue reading

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