by Emily Dietrich

June 23, 2016
by Emily
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Iron Tenderness in The Samurai’s Garden

Gail Tsukiyama created a world I have since needed to visit in her novel The Samurai’s Garden . I end up there when trying to cope with the hard news of another shooting or kidnapping and seeking calm, peace or escape. I … Continue reading

April 11, 2013
by Emily

Why I Wrote Holding True–Reason 1

1. GenerationZero  All we had to do was take the prize. They’d marched, chanted, been jailed and taunted. Their civil disobedience earned us the right to new social freedoms. Those baby boomers, in short, rocked it. The door was wide open … Continue reading

June 25, 2012
by Emily
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Scripps Enclave

I had promised myself I would write when I was in Los Angeles. I took a trip down to accompany my daughter to a language program at Pomona College, and we had a lot to do. The school year had … Continue reading