The Melody of Life

One of my favorite paintings is mural in Long Beach called, “The Melody of Life” by Trace Tres Fukuhara. It’s on the side of the Senior Citizen’s Center on 4th and Orange…where my family and home church have served Thanksgiving Dinner to those in need for the last 34 years. The themes and imagery for Melody of Life were developed with senior citizens at the Long Beach Senior Center, who agreed unanimously...

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Thank You, Martin

I attended Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, California. The school was located on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. Ironically, our school was nearly burned to the ground during the L.A. riots of 1992. I have wondered periodically¬† what Dr. King would have thought of those days. Gratefully, I received broad exposure to Dr. King over the years of my urban upbringing. I’m still a huge...

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