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Water, Water (and Trash) Everywhere

The 2011 Chicago Marathon, my first-ever 26.2, was sweaty, painful, taxing to my physical and mental limits – and one of the best days of my life. 746 more words

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Book: Fresh Off the Boat

Assimilating ain’t easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB (‘fresh off the boat’) immigrants–his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. 929 more words


Real Stories from Toronto #1,435,678 - Skin Tone

“I like your skin tone.”


“Do you go to a tanning salon?”


“So what do you do? ¬†Spray?”

No… It’s…my natural skin color…




Montoya Holds Off Teammate Power to Win

Montoya Holds Off Teammate Power to Win Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. 444 more words


On James Baldwin and "A Report from Occupied Territory"

One thing I read this weekend was an article written by James Baldwin, “A Report from Occupied Territory,” originally published by The Nation in 1966 and recently made available via their website as they feature their 150th anniversary edition. ¬† 582 more words