Issue #39 | Jan 01, 2016


"FROM MY TRADITION," the priest began, "We believe in the resurrection of the dead, that there is life in heaven, and that we will one day be reunited with our loved ones."
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Cover photography by Wonho Frank Lee
Silence as Loud as Speech
By Dan Stringer

MY SON DIED of cancer. Sorry to ambush you, but there's no sugarcoating a child's death.

Criminal King
By Erina Kim-Eubanks

The day they crowned you King of the Jews was a day of mockery

A Living Grief
Brothers Never to Part
By Giovanny Panginda with Philip Alimoren

THE SUMMER AIR WAS COLD and windy in Ocean Shores, Washington, on the last Saturday of July 2014.

Untangling Grief
Not Always a Lonely Path
By Eunice Ho

ON THE MORNING OF HALLOWEEN, two days after my dad's birthday, I was pulled out of my third period math class to find my mother waiting 20 feet away from the school front office.

Your Marriage License, Your Death Certificate
Dying to Singlehood and Dying to Myself
By Heidi Kwon

WE HAD BEEN MESSAGING back and forth for a week before Daniel repurposes a popular and cheesy song lyric to ask if I would be interested in grabbing coffee.

Fear for the Living
By Sarah D. Park with Maurice and Melissa Yu

IN THE WAITING ROOM of Children's Hospital of Orange County, it's 5:41 a.m. and quiet. The hospital staff take deep breaths in this calm before the daily storm, treasuring the small sounds of shuffling feet and subdued conversation.

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