Posted by Janneke in Trauma-Healing, War's Family
on Feb 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments
Security Without Damage or Panic?
“We need to reflect on this. How can we, as Americans, assure our security without panicking and without damaging the rights of others?” Researcher Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, a professor in the department of Asian American Studies at UCLA
As the author of an upcoming WWII historical Novel, Following Shadows, I invite your comments. Over 120,000 Japanese Americans lost their homes, land and possessions and were sent to Interment Camps for the duration of WWII. Due to worry over security (much like our world today) and after severe attack–Pearl Harbor (in our...
Posted by Janneke in Homesick-Heimwee
on Feb 21st, 2011 | 0 comments
(read Dutch Heritage page first)
Epilogue circa 1970’s, me. For some reason, I have not been able to put my feet on my Dutch-Frisian home soil again.
Beloved family members drove Pake (Frisian grandfather), Mammie and I over antiek weggetjes (antique roads) to find my grandparents’ last farm house – the home I yearned for. Finally we were there.
We had the clearest of views, 25 meters away, but… We. were. not. there. not there. The home with the attic window I had once looked out of was across the canal. I was on the reverse of my six year old child experience (Dutch Heritage page). No...