9 thoughts on “Monday, December 13, 2021

  1. Roger, Please keep posting.
    JVC, Well said.
    To all, quit bickering with each other and just write. So what if someone disagrees with someone else. I could, but don’t comment or post on politics or who reads what. I could on my blog or here, but what does that benefit anyone? I seldom read what most of you read. I read about the pandemic, past ones, and other medical and scientific things. I’ve always read technical books instead of those which I consider entertainment even though I have read some and enjoy them. Thus ends my bickering.
    I thank Daniel for hosting OTP and all the writers who contribute. It is interesting to read everyone’s views and learn from all.

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  2. Doug: I remember playing my dad in chess, too. I also taught each of my three children how to play. I believe teaching our kids the game of chess is a parental duty!

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  3. Roger: Thanks for your respectfully written OTP page today – a reply to my OTP page as an open letter to you on Sunday. Discussions of race can be foreboding and may seem futile. But as, Horses@12:00am has described the dynamic(s), it is the only way to present narratives (white, dare I say White male) and counternarratives (others) – and observe how we behave and react with shock, pain, guilt, pride, horror, joy, humor…. etc. It is our great American experiment. I KNOW you come from a good family. My father and most all of my Filipino-American uncles served in the WWII theater too. My uncle on my mother’s side was a seargent and Recognized Guerilla under the command of General McArthur. I also have two uncles who marched in the Bataan Death March – Filipinos soldiers, shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers. My husband’s uncle, served in the highly decorated 442nd regimental combat team, at a time when Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps on mainland US. (Wow, does my family have enough military cred now?) To top it off, I have an 2nd cousin once-removed, who received the Silver Star for his heroism in the Korean War. I hope to write about him one day. You can look up his commendation: Prudencio E. Rumbaoa, “A” Company, 19th Regiment. I have been told he should have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Actually, I would like your opinion on that. Lastly, I sent your Pearl Harbor Memorial OTP, complete with the picture of Miller and your cousin Archie to many, along with my reflection. It was enjoyed by many people at my parish church who had not heard about Miller’s story. Just type! I am going to re-type this message for tomorrow – because I know many people read OTP on a daily basis and don’t read the comments.

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  4. ERRATUM. I made a typo in my OTP piece today. I meant to type, “In fact discussions of race have been contributed by WHITE writers including Roger, Robert…”

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  5. Thank you, Catalina, for the kind words. Your father, uncles, and the other members of your family who served were brave men. And I look forward to learning about Mr. Rumbaoa’s heroism in Korea. Thanks too for sharing the posts about Mr. Miller. That was very thoughtful of you. I’ll submit another post to OTP in a day or two.

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