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history, strangers


by Bob Fu

Beijing — 中午在眉州东坡小吃和会坛吃饭。快要走的时候一个老太太借座。打包了两个炒饭和两份不辣的四川泡菜,以及堂食的酸梅汤。接下去的时间里,她喝了半杯酸梅汤,与我们讲了一堂课时长的故事——说她爸爸的故事,说她在美国念小学的故事。 她父亲是历史学家瞿同祖,研究历史和法律,师从吴文藻,与费孝通是同学;母亲研究国文。但是老太太喜欢数理化,最后去了南开学化学,毕业后在北京印刷学院做了化学老师直到退休。45年3月,父...


Sometimes it feels like there's a sign on my face that I can't see...

by Emanuel Rabina

Wellington — … and I think it says something like: “No luck talking with other people? Come talk to this guy.” I was eating lunch in Midland Park, a place very far away from work, with my takeaway meal like I ...

Travel, Friends, strangers

Somewhere Over Europe...

by Jeffrey Bay

Amsterdam — Some of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met are nameless to me, and I to them. It’s an interesting phenomenon. Unnamed strangers, not to be seen again share a little bit of their story. Somet...

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