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andrew-q-lam's picture
Nov.21.2013
When someone claiming to belong to royalty pitches you over the Internet and wants access to your bank account so they can dump illicit money into it, how should you respond? Well, here's mine, a bit tongue in cheek as an exile prince from the one-time kingdom of An Nam, offering his humble answer...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.15.2013
Author's note: Growing old in America can mean growing more isolated, and that's particularly tough on immigrants whose home cultures stress strong family and clan ties. My mother, Ngoc B. Lam, came to America in 1975 as a refugee from Vietnam and worked as an accountant for more than 20 years....
mark-miller's picture
Aug.31.2012
Amanda says, “Thank you for having me on your blog today. I really appreciate it.I guess when it comes to promoting myself, I am the woman in the corner of a room with a glass of fizz holding a bookmark, hoping someone will notice.So here's my bookmark, and I'm drinking a mug of tea!My name is...
allan-james-cox's picture
Jul.07.2010
Turning She was ruminating among us. It bore its way softly— as a breaking dawn— to our small band and to her that she hadn’t meant to do this, to declare her treasures and share her travels so quietly, forcefully. The keepsakes for us were the incidentals of how she came to be here, how the...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.22.2009
Suddenly, I felt naked. In the tube-lit interiors of a tent in Dubai, dressed in slacks and a shift blouse clinging to me, I was face-to-face with a woman in a black veil whose eyes through the slits were covered with glasses. There were others in varied stages of additional clothing. I was asked...
jodi-thompson's picture
Jul.06.2009
My husband was out on the road yesterday and saw a young man walking his bicycle along the highway. On his return trip Bill saw the young bicyclist was still walking further up the road. Bill did a u-turn and stopped to ask if the young man needed help. He did. His bike had a flat. He didn't want...
matt-urmy's picture
Oct.06.2008
along the road of my travels i have met some very wonderous and unique people, each of whom had a voice that i found to be quite beautiful.  the voice, in a way, is a perspective of its own, a choice we make, an emotional, or spiritual vantage point from which it rises to meet the world.  this...