Traveling with Twain

In Search of America's Identity

Posts by Dan Tham (view all)

What Julie Pham learned managing a Vietnamese newspaper in the Pacific Northwest

One day, an elderly Vietnamese man walked into the office of Người Việt Tây Bắc. He wanted to place a classified ad in the largest and oldest newspaper for Vietnamese immigrants in Washington. Julie Pham, 33, … Read more >>

The sights and sounds of Pike Place

Here is a look at our day in Seattle’s most famous market. Video by Dan Q. Tham

Immigrant Giuseppe Tony Tran shares his amazing journey from Vietnam to New Orleans

Right in front of his childhood home, an unexploded shell jutted out from the ground, tilted at a 35-degree angle. Every day, Giuseppe Tony Tran would touch the shell with wonder. He was born in the … Read more >>

Troy Williams, ‘gay mayor’ of Salt Lake City, on why the Mormon Church needs to change

In July 2009, a gay couple was detained after one kissed the other on the cheek near the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matt Aune and Derek Jones were heading home from a concert. … Read more >>

Miss Kim’s journey from Vietnamese village to American capital city

When the doctors couldn’t completely remove the large and painful cyst on her son Kent’s lower back, Chung Kim Do, who insists that we call her Miss Kim, took matters into her own hands. Miss Kim, … Read more >>