Inner Monologue to J

I don’t want our meetings to be Q&A sessions about our personal lives, and I don’t want to be tied down with obligation as a volunteer tutor to listen to you get out a week’s worth of conversation. I knew you were lonely when we met, and that you didn’t have any English-speaking friends. Today […]

Confronting J: A Rambling Practice

J*, Let me stop you right there. For the past couple of our meetings, I’ve been noticing some things about your attitude towards me, and before we continue, I need to set some things straight. You do not know me through my parents, and I do not know you through your child. You need to […]

This Fraudulent Animal That Calls Himself “Uncle” and a “Dad”

He’s been cheating my mom for more than a decade. My mom may be bitter and defensive at times, but at the core of all the hurt, she’s still naive. She started doing “business” with him because our family was pretty wealthy by then, and he was unemployed. Mom wanted to help him get back […]