Po-ta-toes

Just a note here first in response to Stacey’s post about gratitude for the SOLSC writing community. As a new SOLS-er myself, I wanted to say that I wholeheartedly agree that there is much to be thankful for with this community. Although I’ve only posted a couple of SOLS, I was amazed by the welcome…

Call and Response Cheer

The sun was blindingly bright outside, but on this Monday afternoon, in the depths of the busy MTR (Hong Kong subway) station, it seemed to make no difference at all. The throngs of people trudged with their heads down, bags heavy and eyes glued to their smartphones. I was making my way back from one…

Answer Choice D: Four 2500-word research papers

Bard College in New York recently announced that it is veering drastically away from the standard US college admissions practice that requires students to submit transcripts, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendations as part of their college application. Instead, this private liberal arts college is inviting applicants to write four 2,500-word research papers on college-level…

Role reversal

I did it. I read something in the news, zeroed in on the tangential link to a loved one’s travel itinerary, and made the call. Knowing it was not wholly relevant. Knowing¬†it was unsubstantiated for a variety of reasons. But I did it anyways. I’ve become my mother. Except I’m mothering my¬†mother–or parents, rather. Perhaps…

Eyebrows!?

In our team meeting this week… “We were talking about whether the bug character was a boy or girl. Since there were two boys and two girls in the class, I expected there to be some disagreement, but one of the boys piped up, ‘Obviously, it’s a girl. It’s got eyebrows!’ The other boy turned…