A Legacy of Balance

Growing up in a suburb city like Irvine, I wanted to know how my mother grew up in her hometown of rural Paju and how she became the person who inspires me to this day.

"Can you tell me about someone you'll always remember?"

I (Caden Kang, age 14), sat down on Thanksgiving with my grandpa (Tom Kang, age 78), who shared stories about my great-uncle and himself in Korean, and my dad (Kenneth Kang, age 46), who translated the interview between us. My...

Cold War Army-Brat, Captain John Norris, and his "Forrest Gump life."

An interview with my dad, John Norris, speaking to my 11th grade High School History students at San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas, California in May 2018. My students had prepared questions after studying about the Cold War era...

The Eldest Sibling

An interview with my older sister about her experiences and advices in life so far. She talks about what she hopes her future will hold, as well as reflecting on how her past growing up has helped her grow.

A Child’s View of the Most Pointless War

Chong Sun Kim was 13-years old when she had to leave her home with only a bag full of belongings, in the wake of the battle that would tear apart the Korean Peninsula. In November of 2017, 14-year old Nathan...

a lovely interview with my Papa

Today I talked about my Papa’s life in the car. We talked about his life, childhood, kids, memories, and favorite things in his life. I had 14 questions to ask him but he had short answers so I had to...

a lovely interview with my Papa

Today I talked about my Papa’s life in the car. We talked about his life, childhood, kids, memories, and favorite things in his life. I had 14 questions to ask him but he had short answers so I had to...