Category Archives: heritage

Memoir of art, music, history, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

I was astonished to learn of her past. An unassuming aquaintance, Fangfang Xu, recently published her family memoir, Galloping Horses:  Artist Xu Beihong and His Family During Mao’s China. She did tell me her father was called the “father of … Continue reading

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Lights Out – a memoir of life in Cuba before and during Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is dead. I can’t say RIP. Coincidentally, I just finished reading Lights Out:  A Cuban Memoir of Betrayal and Survival by Dania Rosa Nasca. Dania spent her childhood in Cuba under Castro and despises him for what he … Continue reading

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Some stories need to be shouted out loud

What a week it’s been. Besides the ugly news headlines that appear regularly these days, we’ve had the annual remembrances of the terrible suffering caused by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As controversial as the bombings were, we can … Continue reading

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