Raising My Daughter to Be an Octopus Lover
“Hoba! Hoba!” my daughter screeches, using the short word for ‘hobotnica’—octopus in Croatian. My friend says, “She’s Croatian alright.”
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Never buy a headless one, because you can’t check the eyes. The eyes must be clear, not blurry.
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Vesna Jaksic Lowe is a writer and communications consultant in New York. Her bylines include The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, The Lily, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. She runs a newsletter on immigrant writing: https://immigrantstrong.substack.com
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