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Category: personal essays

Monkey See, Monkey Do (Part 1): One Of None

Growing up as the only non-White child in a rural American town was never bound to be easy, but for what it lacked in ease, it more than made up for in insight.

Monkey See, Monkey Do: How Racism Is Bred (Intro)

If racism was created, it can also be destroyed. Understanding how it is bred and spread can help us end it once and for all. In the intro of this new blog series, we’ll discuss the importance of sharing our experiences in the fight against racism.

California Dreamin’

The tale of how a seemingly harmless midnight snack led me to contemplate California and its lost magic.


On a day like today, memories of the past remind me of the value of being thankful everyday of the year– not just on Thanksgiving.