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We Slay Dragons (II)

I end up sleeping in Grandmother’s trailer, because I can’t sleep in the house. I’m so used to sleeping summer nights away on the old couch that Grandmother relegates to me whenever I’m inside. 1,555 more words

Back to My Roots

It’s funny to think that as
a professional genealogist and as a historian of the African Diaspora, particularly
with African Americans in the United States, that I have not yet visited my “mother… 375 more words

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Brothers and Raksha Bandhan

I am a little (or very) late for this. Considering I’m writing about a festival which has passed when another one is almost here (Yes, brown people have a lot of festivals). 1,422 more words


This Genius $8 Tool Can Open Basically Any Jar

I don’t like asking for help—especially in the kitchen. It’s not that I think I can do everything, but there’s so much to learn from experimenting with (and… 597 more words


Story Time- I Dropped An Egg

In August 2010, we had a lunch at my church for my young friends from China and Vietnam to meet college students from my church. Our chef for the day was Alex a young man from China. 454 more words



“Nikupatie ngapi mami?”(How many should I give you?), Mukami said as she reached for some oranges on the sack spread in front of her before giving her customer some change. 1,376 more words