Namaya

Vietnam: A Journey to Forgiveness: Legacy of Agent Orange

In Vietnamese, they say, “Making Peace is a treasure:” Dĩ hoà vi quý. I searched for this gift during a two-month journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in early 2020 and Laos before COVID shook the world. I came to Vietnam for a writing and art residency on the impact of the war and forgiveness. …

Vietnam: A Journey to Forgiveness: Legacy of Agent Orange Read More »

Vietnam: I am the generation of Witness and Fire

Shroud of War: Invocation I am the Vietnam generation. I am the generationof witness and fire. I was a hospital corpsman during the Vietnam Warand, though far from combat,the war hauntsme and my generation. This war of decades ago,and unending warsof the American war machineshrouds my waking hours. Vietnam: Fire. Redemption. Love. I am the …

Vietnam: I am the generation of Witness and Fire Read More »