A Thousand Miles Away

When my girls were little, I would occasionally catch one of them gazing, staring off into the distance, lost in a daydream. I'd nudge her out of her little daze with a "you look like you're a thousand miles away," as she'd come back to reality, smiling sheepishly. We'd laugh and she would tell me,…

“I’m not racist, but…”

When someone starts his or her sentence with, "I'm not racist, but..." you know what follows won't be good. Ever since I disclosed to the world my once-secret K-Pop love, I've been hearing this phrase with unfortunate regularity. What saddens me is that this phrase comes from family and friends I believed were more enlightened…