Never Forget

An elderly woman was sitting quietly at a small table. Her thinning, snow-white hair was perfectly coiffed, her face was tastefully made up, and her pantsuit had been meticulously pieced together. Her hands shook ever so slightly as she methodically broke off pieces from a hefty glazed donut and chewed carefully. As I sat myself in the … Continue reading Never Forget

General Tso’s Cauliflower

I once had an ESL student in South Korea who wrote an essay about how pointless she thought mosquitos were. She made a compelling and detailed argument, which ended with her simple, yet powerful declaration, "My mind is the truth." I feel like that's a mic drop, walk-away-without-looking-back moment of clarity. Nine years later, I still catch myself ironically repeating … Continue reading General Tso’s Cauliflower