On this Father’s Day

Dear Father, A reader suggested on Facebook a year ago that I write a blog for Father's Day.  To be completely honest, I have no idea where to start.  It's something that I haven't done and have never even thought of doing.  However, I want to do this. I am sitting here in front of…

I am not Hmong; And I don’t speak Spanish!

A few of years ago, my partner's niece exclaimed, “Auntie, I know how to say door in Spanish.” “Dora, the Explorer” was one of her favorite children’s television shows at that time.  I wondered if she had learned that from “Dora.” “How?” I asked. “Qhob rooj!” I gasped in surprise,  “That’s not Spanish!  That’s Hmong. …