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Some Folklore with Your Ficus?

When my mother’s first cousin spread a wilted sheaf of papers across her thrift-store coffee table and started pointing out the names and dates of our shared family tree, I didn’t know what to believe. I had always taken great pride in the name of Frazier, although it was my mother’s name and not [...]

2019-08-06T13:55:45-04:00August 6th, 2019|Student Stories|1 Comment

Food & I Have a History

My first thought had gone something like this: Write about food?             No problem. I knew food by heart, or at least on sight. Food and I enjoyed a long and winding history together. Much of which was pleasant, although that hadn’t always been the case. There'd been a stretch of time or two, [...]

2019-07-24T11:16:20-04:00July 24th, 2019|Student Stories|0 Comments

Like My Mama Used to Make

Everything I know about flavor came from my mama. She’d be in the kitchen ever since I was young, stirring the richest chili freshened with tomatoes and green peppers, and deepened with brewed coffee and cumin. She would offer me a spoon she’d dipped into the pot and ask me what it needed to [...]

2019-07-22T08:08:14-04:00July 8th, 2019|Student Stories|2 Comments