Tag Archives: Rosses

Passing

I was the first Asian child to ever enroll at Henry H. Houston Elementary. Over the next two decades, Cambodians and Laotians and Vietnamese would fill in the crevices of Chinatown and South Philly, then trade up to formstone row … Continue reading

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Alien

My parents found jobs almost immediately and were relieved. My father entered the Philadelphia School District where he would stay until retirement some thirty years later. My mother got a secretarial position at an insurance company. They both had to … Continue reading

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Day, Night, Week, Month

Blue told me that most people experience a singular life stream, a narrative that may skid forwards and backwards, but generally hews to one line with a beginning, a middle, and an end. The sections are connected and even if … Continue reading

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