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Asian. Adoptee. Actor.

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Wrestling

If you’ve never watched a bunch of kids in singlets and headgear wrestling each other on a mat then let me shed some light: Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. You know those terrible, slo-mo sequences of the innocently grazing gazelle whose life is suddenly, terribly, in dire peril? It’s like that. Only with children. Wrestling […]

Into the 14-year-old Wild

C jr has elected to celebrate her birthday in the wilderness and brought two friends eager to experience piercingly clean air. There has been a bit of hiking, some hatcheting of kindling, some axe-ing of wood, and hill climbing. The kids blow on the fire. The dog watches through one eye, exhausted from attention. C […]

Unrequited

In second grade I yearned to play the viola. The reason I yearned to play the viola was that Matt played the viola and to my 8-year-old eyes, Matt was a Hero. I’m not sure why. He wasn’t that much older than me. He had a little sister he beat up constantly. He wasn’t particularly […]

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