Monthly Archives: June 2012

Saint Louis Art Museum, Asian Sculpture Exhibit

“I think she’s a princess, daddy.” “You mean this?” “No, I meant her.” “I don’t think she heard you, sweetie.” Realizing I am the topic of the conversation, I stop and turn my head to smile at the girl, which … Continue reading

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The Next Level

“For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day by day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself. At least that’s why I’ve put in the … Continue reading

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Ramadan

Exhausted. I was just coming home from the long shift at the restaurant. Almost midnight, and since it was a busy night, I didn’t have time to eat, so I was carting Taco Bell in one hand, because that was … Continue reading

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Empathy

One of my friends in Columbia has spent much of the night last night in the hospital, where the husband of her childhood friend is dying from a massive stroke. ┬áHer child, who is nearly three, is sitting on the … Continue reading

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