In the multicultural city of Macau, China, a DIY literary scene thrives

In any given city, I am in search of two things: good food and good bookstores. Independent institutions of books and food indicate to me that someone has cared enough about their community to invest in it and contribute to the culture of a place — to surround others in the things that comfort themselves. […]

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For patients in pain, opioid dependence may be a necessary evil

It had been about a year since my dad was diagnosed with cancer. He’d had a tumor removed from his heart and hadn’t returned to work. Sitting in an armchair in our living room, watching Wayne Brady on The Price Is Right, my dad seemed stuck in some sort of outpatient purgatory. When I walked […]

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