My uncle's secret identity as a super spy
This is a story about a wild idea that led to a whole summer of genealogical discovery, meeting new people, and publishing my first magazine article. The idea behind "Genealogy - a Detective Story" Have you ever wondered what you could do with a brand new tree and a few clues to get you started?… Continue reading The story behind the story “Genealogy – a Detective Story”
I'm running my 1st ever genealogy contest! Follow me to stay updated on my journey over the next months.
Who wrote "The storytellers"?
Inspired by the 2018 Olympics, a creative nonfiction story of Jesse Owens
The surprising fate of my grandparents' house
Six months after Past Presence hit the web, I was invited to lecture at Professor Kwong's Asian American Studies class at Indiana University, Bloomington
My interview on CBC with host Peter Mills.
Andrée Virot This is a story about Andrée Virot, a woman in the French Resistance. She was personally responsible for saving the lives of over 100 Allied airmen who were shot down over Europe. She was the tail end of several escape lines through Europe, and for 3 years, she operated under the nose of the Gestapo.… Continue reading The hairdresser spy: Andrée Virot
Voting. It's complicated. Canada has been reluctant to share her treasures, at least to its non-male, non-white peoples. Nearly 70 years ago, Canada's Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian people won the right to vote in Canada. It had been a long time coming. You may know the story of the Famous Five*, who fought for and won women's voting… Continue reading The right to be a Canadian: Irving Himel, K. Dock Yip, and The Committee for the Repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act