Praises

MAY LEE BEAMED when I praised her fennel.   Mhonpaj’s Garden is the first organic Hmong Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the U.S.

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Prom 1999

When you asked me if I wanted to go to prom,
I was filled with excitement, until you requested if my date could be your brother; my 1st

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Universe on University Ave

We live in an urban universe Between street lights, stars, moons and stop signs, from distant planets unrecognized before we met

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Advent

Newly ordained, I stand in front of a brightly decorated Christmas tree. Next to me is Nhia (Jonah) Xou Yang, former CIA collaborator turned

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Kwvtij/Brothers

Wang Ger, also called Joe, has been trying to teach me to speak more words of Hmong. “I have learned English; you can learn more Hmong.” I

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