I got a fire in my stomach. I was now a white woman, so I decided to put that to the test. I felt inspired to go out to one of the offices I applied to a … more »
Komla Begum strode with great purpose down the aisles of the grocery store. Every footfall was audible and every step was a huff. She was angry that her daughter had broken a ceramic bowl, angry that her son had returned … more »
Just like that you are awake and the red lines of the radio-clock sketch 02:17 in the dark. Mind takes a minute to remember where you are. The switch for the bedside lamp is helpfully illuminated, a gentle glow that … more »
THE COMPANY MEN insisted they were correct.
Dul Hak Kun, Senior Vice President
Talent Systems Management
Generation Group, Seoul
Almost everything about the new business cards was familiar: the logo, the layout, the lettering. But one change worried Hak Kun. … more »
June 15, 2006.
A friend had sent the Kangs an email from Nantong, China: “If you watch your lives and care about things that happen around you, you will find you cannot live your life without being cheated every day … more »
People often define themselves by what they are and what they can do. The last dinner party conversation you had probably went something like this:
Hey, I’m ___. I’m a lawyer. Or a doctor, or an engineer, or a dentist, … more »
Those two girls at a nearby table are chatting so loudly. And their clothes! She could never wear such fashions. Look at the shortness of the skirts. And their hair, not covered at all, every strand visible to everyone inside … more »
In your house, the lights turn on and off in different directions. Some switches flip up to turn on, others flip down to turn on. There’s a bank of five switches in the living room: to turn on the lamp … more »