Since young, understanding differences has consumed me–whether a Filipino exchange students of my sixth grade class;  south-of-the-border folks whether, classmates, students, or neighbors; my Tokyo or Kobe neighbors or English students, or a prostitute on the run (met by accident, whom I drove to my home, then to a safety.)

Reading stories of the other serves the same purpose. Words I write and polish mean to lift the reader to within another’s body, deepening empathy. Explore, explode falsities and enlarge understanding-take a trek on my website.