Seeking Sacred Spaces in Vietnamese New Orleans
Here, Vietnamese people hold the distinction of having been refugees twice over—first from Vietnam, second from Hurricane Katrina.
After my parents divorced and
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Kim O'Connell writes about history, nature, culture, design, and food, and especially enjoys when those things intersect. Bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Atlas Obscura, and other national and regional publications. www.kimaoconnell.com
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Experiencing a severe reaction to medication taught me many interesting things about the limits of my own body, but also the limits of the world around me.
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