Communion

In my senior year of high school, our summer assignment for AP English was to read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster. The only thing I remember from that book was:  Food=Communion.  Doesn’t matter if there’s no Jesus in it. Food=Communion.  The idea of people coming together to share their thoughts…

Spooky Superstitions

Every culture has their own superstitions when it comes to the supernatural world. Here is a collection of superstitions from our staff!  Whistling at night attracts bad spirits in Khmer culture. In Lao culture, singing/screaming at night attracts bad spirits. Children can see something adults cannot. Having chopsticks stuck upright in a bowl of rice…

Counting

One. The night before my first Halloween at college, Jin Yong passes away. I find out in an email from my professor, and am reminded of another strangely connected week, my sophomore year of high school: we start reading Gabriel García Márquez on a Monday and he dies that Thursday. My first thought, both times…