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Month: October 2018

Grand Lake Kitchen

Grand Lake Kitchen

The day before I flew to Oakland for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture conference, my friend (and badass sociologist doing super important work around immigration) Kati sent me two restaurant recommendations for lunch. We obviously ended up at Chez Panisse, which […]

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 […]

The Crazy Noodle

The Crazy Noodle

About a million years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Memphis, I studied abroad for a semester at Ajou University in Korea. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they sold ramen in the university’s cafeteria. But, not any kind of ramen. Ramen […]

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 […]