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Four Books about Japanese Internment

Folks who know me a bit know that my family was interned in the 1940s during WWII. This is a piece of family history that stays with me and I constantly reflect on its impact on my family and on me. I often talk about it in terms of my personal culture and in terms … Continue reading

Book Review: Saijōki: The Mogami Chronicles

I was really excited when I picked up this translation because it was a look into some of the historical accounts of my ethnic ancestry. To be honest, this is a very interesting position I find myself in because I am an United States citizen and have zero ties to the country of Japan. However, … Continue reading

A Dualistic Approach to Pluralism

Last night, I attended a keynote address by a noted professor of history. This professor is an expert in African-American, Black, and African history and as an AfroLatina woman, brings personal experiences and perspectives to her teaching and to her addresses. The theme of this professor’s keynote was “What do you do with the mess … Continue reading

Book Review: Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this novel in exchange for an open and honest review. This book has a special place for me in my heart. I am a product of an interracial marriage and my own marriage is interracial as well. When I think about it, that 50 years ago, the relationships that … Continue reading

Book Review: Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Disclaimer: I got a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. When I first read the synopsis for Revenants, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. The story begins with Betsy, a teenager with an older brother in the armed forces who dies while serving his country. While dealing … Continue reading

Microagressions are not Microgames

I was at the gym a couple weeks ago and a friendly gym-goer struck up a conversation and was giving me tips on how to isolate my muscle during a certain exercise. I appreciated the advice and instruction because I tend to be more of a novice when it comes to the gym and I … Continue reading

Ninjas as a Theme

Board games have a multitude of themes. Farming, pirates, zombies, civilization building… And don’t forget… NINJAS! Ninjas have been a relatively popular theme in board gaming. Some of those board games include… Smash Up (Ninja Faction) Ninja Dice Ninjato Ninja vs. ninja Ninja Burger I do like the ninja theme and have games that include … Continue reading

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