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The Old Gods and the New

The Old Gods and the New

Christina Twu December 21, 2012 0

As a child, I used to lie awake at night wondering when the world would end. It was partly influenced by a superstitious mother who had once placed protective crystals in athletic socks under

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False Lightings, True Winters

False Lightings, True Winters

Examiner Staff December 5, 2012 0

I have yet to attend my first tree-lighting ceremony. The last advertised tree-lighting ceremony I attended was not a tree lighting at all, but some guy in a store turning on a bunch of

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Feeding Labor, Bearing Fruit

Feeding Labor, Bearing Fruit

Christina Twu November 23, 2012 0

“You are what you eat.” It’s pretty high on my list of hackneyed expressions I avoid, right up there with “you reap what you sow” and “never say never.” As much as I’d like

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Farewell From the Editor

Farewell From the Editor

Diem Ly November 7, 2012 0

Growing up as the only girl in the family, my mother had high expectations for me. As a woman who survived the Vietnam War, was separated from family and relocated in a strange new

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Your First Career and the Onslaught of the Mid-Mid Life Crisis

Your First Career and the Onslaught of the Mid-Mid Life Crisis

Diem Ly October 3, 2012 0

The early 30s. An age made glamorous in countless TV sitcoms. In those fictional worlds, friends stay together, family conflicts resolve in half an hour, and jobs are cool, constant, or make comedic storylines.

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Scars as Badges of Honor

Scars as Badges of Honor

Diem Ly September 19, 2012 0

There is a reason children shouldn’t use knives. I heard the story of a 4-year-old boy who decides to cut his own fruit, as he sees his mother do countless times. He balances an

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Before Food Trucks Were Trendy, It Raised the Le Family

Before Food Trucks Were Trendy, It Raised the Le Family

Diem Ly May 16, 2012 0

It was one of those rare Sundays. I had no work and it was sunny in Seattle. I heard about some famously great Cuban sandwiches in Fremont and the mere mention of that was

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Diem Ly April 18, 2012 0

“It’s not Diem – it’s Diane!” Fifth grade. Mukilteo Elementary. The playground. I was swinging upside down from the monkey bars, legs folded over the metal, talking to a friend who swung beside me.

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Letter from the Editor:  Say What?!

Letter from the Editor: Say What?!

Diem Ly October 19, 2011 Comments Off

Welcome to our 2nd annual “Say What?! The Opinion Issue!” When I was first inspired last year to coordinate an Opinion Issue, our goal was to offer a space for our readers to speak

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Mail Bonding

Mail Bonding

The International Examiner August 17, 2011 Comments Off

   To the Editor,     To the Editor, Medicaid is one of the most important programs the nation has. It is in existence to serve our most vulnerable and underrepresented populations; to give

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