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Inauguration 2021

I’ve never watched a United States Presidential Inauguration before. Even this year I did not see all of it, but it seemed different, and important to participate. Not just the relief and celebration at a return to what seems like … Continue reading

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Minidoka Swing Band

I got the opportunity to see and hear the Minidoka Swing Band at an event in San Francisco – back when those sorts of things (public events with groups of people) were still happening. It was a great show. Minidoka … Continue reading

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Mill City Museum

At the recommendation of a local friend (someone I know from the Bay Area, who relocated to MSP a few years ago and really loves it (or did as of the end of February anyway)) – Joyce and I checked … Continue reading

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Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow is Calgary’s Art and History Museum. It is located in downtown Calgary, across the street from the Calgary Tower. There is an eclectic array of displays from their permanent collection, as well as space for traveling or special … Continue reading

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AMERICAN SUTRA: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

I had been seeing posts about the book American Sutra online, and was able to make it to hear the author, Duncan Ryūken Williams, speak. There was a good size audience, which he wryly acknowledged, saying the book had taken … Continue reading

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Resistance at Tule Lake

The WWII incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans is not a universally known chapter of our country’s history. Perhaps still not even well known. And even to many of those who have some knowledge of it, the storyline runs … Continue reading

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Angel Island

Weather permitting, Angel Island – the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay – is easily visible from bayside Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay. So close, and yet… of course, being an island, it’s surrounded by water, … Continue reading

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Angel Island Immigration Station Museum

Although I’d been to Angel Island before, I’d not been to the Immigration Station Museum (current State Parks’ site, also more info at this page from the 150th anniversary of the California State Parks in 2014.) Housed in the detention barracks of … Continue reading

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IONTW – July 29, 2018

So maybe you missed National Ice Cream Day on July 15, but – for a few more days – it’s still Ice Cream Month. Some places to partake. The ice cream revolution is upon us! (h/t to Mr. Phil) And, … Continue reading

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IONTW – May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day – to all those who fill this role, whether biological, or by circumstance, and to those who mother themselves. Project inspired by her mother – the stories of war brides (WWII) from Japan. Very cool Mississippi River … Continue reading

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