People | Legacies
On Not Wanting Children

Why are the childfree by choice such a threat?

Nov 15, 2022
People | Legacies
On Houses, Ghosts, and “Good Bones”

When we moved out of our house, I wondered: How much of our presence is still there? How much do we haunt the place?

Aug 11, 2022
People | Places | Legacies
Small Patches of America: When America’s Suburban Romance Is Undone

In other words, the suburbs are equated with whiteness because they were designed to be.

Jun 30, 2022
People | Legacies
In a Time of Mass Mourning, Grief Stories Are a Lifeline

In our constrained culture where public, raw grief is not socially acceptable, I fear that grief stories are being asked to do too much.

May 24, 2022
People | Family | Legacies
My First Taste of Protest In a Thai Roadside Café

Will it challenge how they feel about the kingdom? The nationalistic pride of what it means to be Thai?

Apr 21, 2022
People | Legacies
The Curious Lives of Ski Migrants

Look closely and you see something that has been left behind, mourned, and reassembled from new parts.

Apr 18, 2022
People | Family | Legacies
My Father Tried to Preserve Nature—And the Best of Him—In His Writing

My father has been gone for so long now. There’s nothing for me to escape anymore. I read his book to try to believe him again.

Apr 12, 2022
People | Science | Legacies
The Lightning Strike That Burned Through My Family

My mother’s body, one in a million, became a conduit for lightning, and, three months later, it became a conduit for me.

Feb 10, 2022
People | Arts & Culture | Legacies
My Mother Told Stories Through Hmong Embroidery, I Use the Pen

Naturally, the first person I wrote about was my mother.

Feb 8, 2022