Look Who’s Reading Now

Dear Readers, You span the globe. Thousands in the United States. Hundreds in Singapore and Canada. Lots in Israel and the UK and India. Many in my birth country of the Philippines! Smatterings across South America and Asia and Australia and Africa. Wow. Stick with me friends. Because my father’s memory is re-energizing me for…

Children of the Occupation, and Alzheimer’s

Dearest Readers, My cousin Nancy Dunlap Bercaw was here this last weekend and we spent a great deal of time talking about our families. She noted that our parents and some of us cousins were Children of the Occupation. My dad was born in Manila. I was born nearby at Clark Air Base. That Nancy…

The Ghosts of Baguio & Beau

Excerpted from “Brain in a Jar” about my trip to the Philippines 23 years ago.  “Welcome home!” says the Filipino immigration agent when he notices the place of birth in my passport. After a year of saving every penny in frozen Korea, I arrive in steamy Manila in the spring of 1989. I’ll learn something…