Immigrant Food

For a long time, I naively believed there was such a thing as "us" and "them."  Certain events (particularly, unfortunate ones) happen to certain people for certain reasons, but not to me for a variety of others.  What is it that allows us to think like that?  Perhaps nothing more than the evolutionary drive of self-preservation. But life's daily experiences, and a few large punctuating events, have taught me that there is no such thing.  Luck of birth, cosmic whim, whatever you want to call it - much of what we get in life, good or bad, is chance.  

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Grill Skills


There are a few things I do really well: I have mastered the art of the two minute shower (can’t claim this as unique, though, as I know nearly every parent has), I can procrastinate all things related to organization and cleanliness with considerable skill (the last two things notwithstanding, I swear have excellent personal hygiene), and I am an accomplished reader of children’s books (yup, I love doing voices, particularly in the setting of insipid rhyming).

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