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Since feeling is first…

Slightly revised from a post on my old blog back in 2007.

Both Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday: the former in the morning, the latter at night. This coincidence of passings brought to mind the same-day deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. On July Fourth, no less!

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Conversations with high school classmates: Tim Bromelkamp

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Daily life in North Vietnam: Harish Mehta’s article on “economic crime”

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Children in North Vietnam with fishing nets, 1967 ~ pc TASS / Valentin Sobolev

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Vietnamese refugees in Alaska

I am taking a break from Vietnamese Marianism to return to the ethnic press in the U.S. While looking at a Catholic periodical, I found a one-page report on Vietnamese refugees in Alaska. This issue is from 1977, and the article isn’t about Catholicism but labor in Alaska. It is valuable because there is a paucity of information about the refugees in Alaska.

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The 2019 biennial congress of Vietnamese priests in the U.S.

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The Vietnamese Catholic ethnic press reported widely on this congress but there is hardly anything in English. I am appreciative of Fr. Linh Hoang, OFM (Siena College), who attended the event and filed the write-up below along with the photos.

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Vietnamese Marianism in 1962

Last year I submitted an article on Vietnamese Marianism to a journal based in Asia, and the submission received split decisions from the anonymous reviewers. The comments, especially from the reviewer who found it problematic, were quite good. I am not an intellectual sadist or a glutton for punishment. But I’ll admit to feeling certain gladness when receiving a more critical or negative feedback from anonymous reviewers, including this one.

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Marianism under fire: the Trà Kiệu festival in May 1971

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My first and only time at the AHA

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My two articles on Vietnamese Catholic refugees

Click here to read or download the first article–and here for the second article.

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