When cultural interests aren’t cultured enough

The other day two work friends good-naturedly started teasing me about wanting to be Korean. But it wasn't funny to me. Here's why. A lot of people know I've been trying to learn to read and speak Korean. For the last couple of years, most TV, movies and music I watch and listen to come from South …

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Roots, results, reactions

It seems like lately everyone is selling a version of DNA tests to people curious about their heritage. Ever since the book and TV miniseries, Roots by Alex Haley came out, finding one's African roots has been all the rage. My father had taken a DNA test for his paternal side, and when it came back entirely European — a …

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Halloween wackiness

As I go about my day reading about all the ridiculous things in the world sometimes I have to pause and share, just so I can drag the rest of you into the madness. These are the things that ran through my mind upon seeing this photo: Is it possible to start a class action …

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