This book is an intimate account of an ordinary individual's extraordinary life journey that transcends both cultural and social boundaries. The author was born and lived in Korea during his formative years, and has been living in the United States for the following 50 years. is individual's unique story of his environment is informative and his approach to his life time challenges highlights every passage of the book. The book is thought-provoking as well as enlightening... a rare gem in its subject, style, and exposition. is book enlightens and entertains its readers at the same time effortlessly. The author is an accomplished scientist and science educator. He has co-authored and published some six dozen scientific and technical articles in various journals nation-wide during his professional career. e author worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a group leader and also as chief scientist in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Materials Technology Division. He developed and worked as the principle editor for the Los Alamos science periodical "Actinide Research Quarterly" in which he occasionally contributed editorials for some 10 years before his retirement.