photo of a mother and daughter

A timeline of us: A poem

1972 South Korea. Black hair and almond eyes and parted lips; impatience intertwined with red blood. It is quiet and you are crying: a baby swaddled in fragmented memories and a mother’s tears. The air is smoky, sweet, sea-foam blue and pearly pink. An attempt to speak leads to a
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Illustration about love

We’ll meet in Mei: A short story

Mei Huang meets August Claremont in the spring, when the air smells of rotten honeysuckles and mist.  A chill rattles her bones even through her cardigan — a sure, swift wind that jostles her gait and forces her hands into thin denim pockets. Mei’s breath comes in sharp bursts: clouds
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Probe – 42 careers

If life is meaningless, how do we spend our time here? After an existential crisis about what to do with her life, Tanya heads to the streets of San Francisco and makes phone calls around the country to interview people about their careers — why they do what they do
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Illustration of a middle child looking unhappy and happy

Expectations vs. reality of being a middle child

I am the middle child of three girls, and when I tell people, they either react with a surprised “woah,” a curious sympathetic expression with the question, “Do you have the middle child syndrome?” or some sort of empathy expressing that they are also a middle child.
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