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Part Six: Rationalize

No windfall came, and I am now forever grateful for that.

How We Got Here

When families like my own set out to make a community out of the Chinese diaspora in Iowa, attempting to unify across dialects, backgrounds, class, and age seemed like an impossible task.

Step Four: Rationalize

At this stage of my life I do no research.

Step Two: Rationalize

For the most part I labor in near-total isolation in the company of a couple of sleeping dogs.

Step One: Rationalize

The wallpaper had fallen off the walls in the living room and lay on the floor.

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Between the Ditches

If we can’t see the prairie we lost, can we understand what it was, what it meant, and make sense of what is left today?