Forever

| This is the 223rd story of Our Life Logs | “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine I was born on August 31, 1938, in Anniston, Alabama, to a homemaker mother and a father who wore multiple hats: namely, farmer and bus driver. Times in the southern US during the 1940s and 1950s were … Continue reading Forever

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A Latecomer’s Dream

| This is the 215th story of Our Life Logs | I believe that an underrated statement is when people say the “mid-life crisis” can change your existence. I should know. Earlier this month I turned 40. When my parents initially immigrated from the Philippines, they traveled to Hawaii to stay with my great-grandparents where they found a nearly nonexistent job market. Turns out, picking guavas … Continue reading A Latecomer’s Dream

Each and Every Journey

| This is the 211th story of Our Life Logs | Who am I but many stories— Each and every adventure far greater than the last. 1 | My Father Especially I was born in 1964 in Nanjing, a city in eastern China immersed in the nation’s deep culture and enduring history. My parents—my father especially—were very liberal for the society in which we lived. A … Continue reading Each and Every Journey