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My Multiracial Miami

She doesn’t know it yet, but my daughter Olivia lives in a world that is deeply and intensely global and multiracial. Miami. Once, while passing through Little Havana, I stopped at a drive-through Subway and was in the process of … Continue reading

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Venice Beach

Mom dressed me up and took me to a Venice Beach motel to see my father for the first time. Or at least, it was the first time that I could remember.  I was four or five and over the … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Yellow Poncho

A few years ago I decided to revisit the topic of my roots and childhood in this Washington Post essay. One thing led to another and soon I had a memoir on my hands…one that took surprising twists and turns … Continue reading

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