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No. 7 – Haiti

No. 7 – Haiti

She ran and wrapped her small arms around my leg. “Jackie Chan! Jackie Chan!” she squealed. I bent down and lifted her tiny body into my arms. Long, thick lashes framed eyes that seemed too large for her face, but they were beautiful eyes —a deep, bluish-black, like the water[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

No. 6 – Plateau

My decision to take a gap-year after completing my second year of college was met with very little support and plenty of questions. “But wont you be falling behind? “Are you sure that’s a good idea?” “Isn’t that a waste of time?” Admittedly, the first few months made me feel as[Read More…]

by November 23, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

No. 5 — Cycles

June 10, 2012, 4:28 p.m. I’m sorry for giving you such a burden, but take this as a part of growing bigger and stronger. You are grown, but you have a lot more growing up to do. You worked very hard to get where you are. But now you have[Read More…]

by November 9, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Julia Hennrikus

In Korea, Beauty Evolves on Its Own Terms

“Are you half? You have big eyes, for an Asian.” “You have bigger eyes than some of my white friends!” “Have you gotten double-eyelid surgery? Your eyes are pretty.” “You have really western features, for a Korean.” These are a few of the many common statements I have been asked[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
No. 4 – Fragments

No. 4 – Fragments

In all our deciphered knowledge of the English language today, our pool of understanding has only diminished in depth. We no longer read with a command of the language but as if we are borrowing the words — visitors in a world of creativity. Writers of the past decorated their emotions[Read More…]

by October 26, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

No. 3: Salt Shaker

I would take my little ones to my mother’s every few months. We’d drive for a few hours and they’d open their eyes when the car shuddered to a stop, then rub the sleep from their lashes. My son was always the first one out the door, running up the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
No. 2: Purple Flowers

No. 2: Purple Flowers

Whose fault can it be? We met and married when we were young, and my, was she was beautiful. Regal but delicate, like one of those purple flowers with the yellow centers and strong stems you see poking out in a sea of grass blades. She’s still beautiful, though exhaustion[Read More…]

by September 28, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

No. 1: Chicken Noodle Soup

she painted my world for me made the sun look sad made the sky grieve blew decay on trees   poppies and peonies hung heavy and low like bleeding hearts their petals brittle and dead weeping to the ground below   she didn’t want me to disappear into the clouds[Read More…]

by September 13, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top