Firsthand Research

May is coming to a close, and there were several things I wanted to post this month for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; I may have to cheat into June to do so. The following is a story I wrote several weeks ago that I’ve been tinkering with since. Any feedback is appreciated.


It may just be regression to the mean, but so far it’s been a good day. And, as my friend Pete, an unlikely aficionado of the West Coast hip hop absent from my own childhood, would say, I didn’t even have to use my AK.
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Columbus Park, 2012

Columbus Park {india ink wash on Bristol board}, 14 x 17 inches, 2012

Who is Vincent Chin?

Vincent Chin was born today, on May 18, 1955. He would be celebrating his 57th birthday today, except he was beaten to death in June 1982 in Highland Park, Michigan. His murderers were Chrysler plant superintendent Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, Ebens’s stepson.
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