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If you live in or near the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District, you’re bound to meet someone who has fond memories of their famous coffee cake, either from their own childhood or as an employee. Once the mention of this coffee cake enters the room, you’ll spend a good five to ten […]

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As an ABC, there are many Chinese/Taiwanese holidays that I don’t know about or celebrate (unless my mom reminds me). But Lunar New Year is one that I really cherish. I love the food and the symbolism behind the dishes. I love the superstitions about cutting your hair and sweeping your floor. And as a […]

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As someone who likes a minimalist aesthetic, I tend to use commas as minimally as possible. Don’t want to muddy up the page with extra marks. Although I will fight to the death for the Oxford comma. Commas in a series aside, I often forget the “rules” for using a comma anyway. I tend to […]

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I wasn’t going to write today; there are still gifts to be bought, bags to packed, and cookies to be baked. But then I came across Fran’s post and I took it as a sign to take a moment to do just a little bit of writing. At the beginning of this beautiful reflection, she […]

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Last Friday night I got to see Lizzo perform live and what a performance it was! High energy, musical greatness, infectious joy and an overarching message of loving yourself. All things I’d love for all the girls in my life to experience. But would it be appropriate? There were quite a few young girls at […]

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Does anyone remember Shaklee products? Maybe you use them? I think of this brand much like Amway–sold using a multi-level marketing strategy. There was a time in the 80’s when my mom sold Shaklee. I remember we always had an assortment of brown bottles of various vitamins and supplements in our cupboards that looked like […]

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“Have you been getting calls from a number in Glendora lately?” I asked my brother.“Do you think it’s our mom?” he answered, immediately understanding why I was asking.“Yeah. It’s the same one over and over again, not the usual telemarketer pattern. I really need to block it.” This recent conversation between my brother and I […]

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I really love my book club. I can’t remember how many years we’ve been together, but there are many. And because we’ve been together for so long and have a genuine love and caring for each other, our conversations are easy, even when we talk about difficult topics. During our last meeting, the topic of […]