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Stories
Wanchain

Speed and Strength

Today, I am again puzzled by my love-hate relationship with caffeine.  There have been periods in my life where I had to abstain from caffeine,

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Two Sighs

A week ago, I bought enoki mushroom.  Without slicing, I threw the bunch into the pan.  When dinner was ready, I bit into the cluster

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Cousin in Melbourne

In 2000, I handed Gilbert an envelope addressed to Cousin.  He took over the envelope, stared at the name of the addressee and chuckled, “That’s

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From Darkness To Light

As I played a song on my phone in the bathroom, with the ventilation fan on, I heard someone singing.  The voice didn’t come from

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Wanchain

Our Fathers

In one of the chapters of Elizabeth Hay’s memoir, she talked about her father’s violent anger.  I was appalled by her unconditional acceptance of her

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Overcoming Inertia

This winter, amidst the pandemic, my range of activities have drastically been reduced.  I begin to feel the effects of being cooped up inside the

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My Reading Adventure

One day, I suddenly had the urge to read a novel.  But reading is not something I usually do.  I am highly dissociative, so I

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Welcoming Changes

“I needed a change,” a friend said to me.  Sitting across from her in a coffeeshop, I looked at her newly acquired eyelash extension and

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