By Benjamin Butz-Weidner In the late 1800s my great-great grandparents emigrated from Germany to the United States. They settled in West Virginia and middle Pennsylvania, eventually finding permanence in North Philadelphia, which until the 1950s was by an unspoken law divided into ethnic enclaves. My grandmother, describing to me the Philadelphia of her childhood on a restaurant napkin, [...]
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by George Dong One day, my mom and I were arranging firewood beside a creek. All of a sudden, a pig came rushing down, with shrill screaming, from halfway up the mountain. We frightenedly looked in the direction of the sound. “Look, a wolf.” my mom shouted with a finger pointing at the mountain. “Where?” [...]
by Rosemary Santos Dear Sister, When you wake, Day after day, And you find yourself weary, Remember that the loads you carry Are not just your own, But of those that came before you. You carry the weight of your history. The visceral knowing That you were taken from, That you were taken, That you [...]
by Tina Tan Believe it or not, being literally free has been quite a challenge for me after I moved to the States. Especially because I had been that kind of workaholic who used to work around the clock. I was an Area Manager in an apparel company back in China. I'd always considered my [...]
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