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My Life From Under the Kitchen Table
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My Life From Under the Kitchen Table

As effective as my camouflage tactics were, two jarring words eventually reached my ears: “Where’s Jenny?” That simple phrase forced me to muster up just enough courage to allow myself to be hugged (though never hugging back), before seeking a new safe haven.

Appreciating the Cultural Significance of Coffee
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Appreciating the Cultural Significance of Coffee

“The difference between my Yiayia and I is that I grew up in the fast-paced culture of New York in an American society where productivity determines worth, and she grew up starving under inhumane circumstances during World War II, coming to America and working hard for everything she had. For her, coffee was her break, a time to recharge and refuel in order to persevere through the difficult circumstances she had been dealt.”