I realize that it has been more than a week since my last post! I am still around...I just got back from Portland and am working on my half marathon race report. Hopefully I will get it done quickly and not delay as long as I have for the Newport Marathon (um, yes, pretty much written but not quite finished and posted yet).
As an interim measure, let me recommend a book for you to read, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. I finished it over the weekend and really loved it! It's a novel set in Seattle during the time of the internment of Japanese Americans (and alternating between that time and 1986).
I'll be back soon with my race report, I hope!