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Personal Essay | Dear Tetya

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tetya, It’s now been 35 years. I know I never met you in person, but I’ve still known you my entire life. You’re the reason I grew up wanting blonde hair. [...]

Personal Essays | Life Lessons, Rebuilding After Loss

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Now, four years later, I have remarried and have a beautiful baby. When he was born, I remember thinking “with old life comes new." That me creating this new being can somehow replace loss and that Tommy is somewhere up there in the clouds smiling down on me with love. [...]

Personal Essay | The Last Picture

February 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nancy DeRego This week I have gone back several times to look at the last picture of my son, Lucas. He died five months ago, and until now I have not been able to look at [...]

Personal Essay | Nourishment

November 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Early last fall, I lost my appetite. I ate just enough to keep me going. Nothing more, nothing less. After five years of writing a book about food, I stopped eating. While I [...]

A Picnic in Paradise

June 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Every year, I fail to observe my father’s deathiversary. I am usually reminded of it when my sister tags me in a picture on Facebook. She’s so good. Hawaiian Asian [...]
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