The Rise of Japanese Imperialism

By Andre Lopes Massa Since the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan in 1868 and the restoration of the emperor to power through the reforms of Emperor Meiji, Japan’s foreign and commerce policy began to change radically in the late 1800’s. Determined never to suffer the humiliation that Japan […]

Grandfather Is Here

Grandfather Is Here  THE PAST      Grandfather is living with me, upstairs. He is a barber      and he loves his family.  Comes home every night at 5 o’clock,sleeping until 10 in the morning.  Spending weekends doing yard work and hanging out with his family. At least, so I hear.   […]

Breakfast With Buddha: Otto’s Spiritual Change

Hey Everyone, This is something from a long time ago that I wrote in response to the novel, Breakfast With Buddha. Enjoy! Otto’s Spiritual Change  In Roland Merullo’s, Breakfast With Buddha, a man named Otto Ringling goes on a journey with a man named Volyo Rinpoche. With the help of Volyo, Otto […]


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