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Four Sparrows, Chapter 2, Scenes 2+3

Felipe tipped him off about ships sailing east, allowing him to rendezvous with a ship that still had space. Would they take him with so little money? He could barely afford steerage with what he had, in addition to the … Continue reading

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Four Sparrows, Chapter 1, Final Scene

Jungdo witnessed how the barbarians mixed up dates. Instead of ordering time by the year, month, and day, they couldn’t make up their minds. Some ordered it by month, day, and year; the French ones wrote day, month, and then … Continue reading

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Four Sparrows. Chapter 1, Scene 2

Jungdo and Kan arrived three days later in Mokelumne Hill and found lodging with fellow Chinese miners. The gold country was hilly, and even the grass was golden. Creeks weaved around the foothills and through the valleys where miners coagulated. … Continue reading

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Four Sparrows: A Tale of Race and Survival in the California Gold Rush. Chapter 1, Scene 1

Here’s a sneak peak at my book. Below is the opening scene, hopefully a nice teaser. Ask for the book at your local bookstore, or hop on to Amazon to order your copy. Happy reading! Chapter One: Destination They sailed past … Continue reading

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White Like Me

Tim Wise’s book White Like Me succinctly and directly captures the reality of whiteness in America and probably much of the world. He makes the abstract concrete when it comes to how we have an advantage because of a dominant … Continue reading

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White Racial Identity Development

There are many theories of racial identity development, which attempt to explain  how people realize their racial identity and how they deal with it. One that resonated with me in graduate school was Janet Helms’ theory of white racial identity … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog!

The root of this blog on identity is my home, my family, my history. Genealogy is a popular pastime now, and not just for retirees. Twenty years ago I was hard-pressed to find someone at the California Genealogical Library who … Continue reading

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