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Month: February 2019

Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery, my birthday, and a perfectly timed conference

Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery, my birthday, and a perfectly timed conference

As luck would have it, the Hawaii Sociological Associations’ meeting was the same weekend as my birthday. I took that as a sign that I should spend my birthday in Honolulu and quickly submitted an abstract of some of my ongoing work on Korean adoptee […]

Birthday parties, cake, and a long memory

Birthday parties, cake, and a long memory

Celebrating my second birthday surrounded by friends. I’m at the far right wearing the red dress and standing in my chair. I’m clearly fixated on that delicious birthday cake. The year I turned 5 we were living in Memphis having just moved the year before […]

2019 Birthday Book Wish List

2019 Birthday Book Wish List

Not that you ever need an excuse to give or receive books but birthdays do provide a very special occasion to do so. Because I love birthdays and because it’s my birthday and because I love books, I have a birthday book wish list, and I’m […]

Memphis Coffee Shops Round 2

Memphis Coffee Shops Round 2

This erratic winter weather has given me plenty of motivation to continue my search for the perfect cup of coffee. On my first coffee shop rounds, I found a favorite – Muddy’s Bake Shop & Coffee. While I still love Muddy’s (and French Truck is […]