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July 05, 2007

The Eighth Promise

The Eighth Promise

William Poy Lee grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown.  But as he grew older,  he became more and more American. He studied architecture and practiced law and eventually, he decided to become a writer.

When William Lee sat down to write his memoir, he realized he could not do it alone. It was the lessons (and the winter soups) of his mother, Poy Jen, that helped shape the person he had become.

Today Dick Gordon talks to mother and son about the resulting book, "The Eighth Promise."

  • Find out more about "The Eighth Promise" (click on "the 2nd Voice" to see images of Poy Jen as a young bride and mother)

Tough Job - Early Retirement

For 13 years Dave Coudray worked as a manager at a high tech research and development firm. He says there was talk about cutbacks - but he never imagined he would get fired.

Dick Gordon talks to Dave about getting the dreaded pink slip just before hitting retirement age.

Music

Oasis and Tarang (Currents) by Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble for the album Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon (With Yo-Yo Ma Bonu; 16 Tons by Billy Strange for the album Railroad Man - The Songs & Sounds of the Steam Era

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