Christmas 2020 Letter from Joy Kogawa

Christmas 2020 Letter from Joy Kogawa

by Joy Kogawa Christmas! The mother of all birthday parties. But this year the whole silent night holy night world is locked down. Throughout childhood Christmases were magic. After WWII, our family ended up in Coaldale, Alberta. The kindergarten building from Bayfarm...
Dear Old House

Dear Old House

(Guest Post by Anita Miettunen) One day, many, many years later when Naomi and Stephen were old, they visited the lovely city by the water’s edge. They found the street where they used to live, and they drove up and down, searching for their first home. “Maybe it’s...
Spanish Flu and COVID-19

Spanish Flu and COVID-19

Sally Ito writes: “I realize now that contracting the Spanish flu really changed my grandfather’s focus from sports to the literary when he was a teenager. The passage from his memoir reproduced here recounts his days in junior high school before and after he contracted the deadly flu. It may interest readers today who are grappling with the ways in which the current pandemic is affecting their lives and their education, in particular.”