Friends, Wine, and a Fruitful Vine Tour

Friends, Wine, and a Fruitful Vine Tour

Five years ago we celebrated my friend’s, Connie, birthday, with a Fruitful Vine Tour. Because Connie loves wine, celebrations, and bringing people together, we did it all again for her birthday this year. Fruitful Vine Tours include a private wine coach that takes you to…

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

A couple weeks ago I traveled to Oakland, California for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) conference. This conference, like the Adoption Initiative conference, happens every two years. Luckily, this year both conferences were held together. Two years ago I attended…

Do-Rite Donuts & a Korean Adoptee Conference

Do-Rite Donuts & a Korean Adoptee Conference

Last weekend I travelled to Chicago for KAtCH’s (Korean Adoptees of Chicago) 10 year anniversary and the IKAA (International Korean Adoptee Associations) Annual Convention. Over 175 Korean adoptees from across the U.S. and Europe gathered at the Hyatt Centric Chicago, Magnificent Mile to share their…

Top 5 Must Reads – Fall 2018

Top 5 Must Reads – Fall 2018

Recently I was a guest on Ena Esco’s “Verbally Effective” podcast, where we talked about Korean adoption, adoptee citizenship, my career trajectory, and of course, this blog. Many of you may remember me from my WendyEats days. Back then I exclusively blogged about locally owned…

Memphis Coffee Shop Rounds

Memphis Coffee Shop Rounds

In my first few weeks back in Memphis, I’ve been scouting out local coffee shops. Thanks to recommendations from my Facebook friends, I’ve compiled a list of places, including: City & State, Cafe Keough, Otherlands, Bluff City Coffee, French Truck, Tamp & Tap, Muddy’s (Midtown…

Philadelphia Eats: A Review

Philadelphia Eats: A Review

I cannot believe that ASA was three weeks ago! Where does the time go? In this case, I actually know – a move back home, orientation for my first tenure track job, and the beginning of a new semester. Whew!  A LOT has happened between…

My Summer Reads: A Recap

My Summer Reads: A Recap

According to the PG County, Maryland Beltsville Branch Library I have saved $748.58 by using my library card instead of buying every book that strikes my fancy. And let me tell you, that was definitely $748.58 that I did not have (and still don’t!). Once…

Minneapolis Eats: A Review

Minneapolis Eats: A Review

It seems like yesterday but a few weeks ago I was in Minneapolis for the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) conference. This was my fourth consecutive KAAN and my first time presenting. Adding to the excitement was the fact that it was in…

Baltimore Staycation: A Review

Baltimore Staycation: A Review

Since this is my last summer in the DMV, one way I’m taking advantage of everything in the area is by having a few staycations. This weekend it was Baltimore. DAY ONE On Friday nights the Baltimore Aquarium is half off beginning at 5pm, and…

Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line

Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line

As if one dissertation-sized project weren’t enough, I did two. As a side project, Devon R. Goss and I conducted a study of non-Black members of historically Black Greek-Letter organizations, which eventually became Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line. Starting in the early twentieth century…