From Chicago to China and Back Again: Susan Blumberg-Kason

Not long ago I had the pleasure to meet Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of the recently-published memoir Good Chinese Wife. The book is a very honest and brave look at Susan's difficult marriage to a charismatic mainland scholar and musician, Cai. They met in Hong Kong, spent time in China and settled in San Francisco, where... Continue Reading →

Remembering Donna Summer

It's a sad week in the world. On Wednesday, my Texas family came together for the funeral of my cousin, Maureen, who was only 50. She's the first of my generation to die, and even though she struggled with health problems for most of her adult life, it's still a shock. Living half way around... Continue Reading →

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