Portraits of Immigrant Voices: Stories of Gratitude

Portraits of Immigrant Voices: Stories of Gratitude

This past August, I got a call from Karla Almendarez-Ramos who manages the City of Richmond’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. She said, “Joe, I need a writer to help me and an artist write profiles of immigrants as a celebration of National immigrants’ Day this...
Learning How to Fillet a Fish – by Juan Carrasco

Learning How to Fillet a Fish – by Juan Carrasco

Following is the first in a series of oral histories from the people featured in the book Faces of a Fish Empire. Juan Carrasco attended the gallery opening of my Dad’s photography exhibit and remembered the following story. (You can read the second one here.) “I...
Eulogy for My Father

Eulogy for My Father

Today, Memorial Day, I would like to share with you the eulogy that I gave for my father who served in the U.S. Army and passed away this past March.   Good morning everyone.   My father liked to say that he only had two paying jobs his entire career: the...

Call for Interviews with Successful Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Are you (or do you know) an immigrant entrepreneur or immigrant executive that has a great success story to tell? If so, I would love to hear it. I am collecting stories for my forthcoming book, Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Pursuit of the American Dream. Please leave a...