Patrick Parr is a historian whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Japan Times and the Kyoto Journal, among others. His first book, "The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age," is a biography about MLK's life before the Montgomery Bus Boycott. When not writing, Patrick enjoys basketball, tennis and traveling with his wife around the Pacific Rim.
Japan's love affair with wearing the germ mask gives this author mixed feelings.
You handle them everyday, but do you know who they are?