PRISM

  Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries aka PRISM, not to be confused with “prison,” is one of my favorite Pittsburgh nonprofits. What PRISM Does A small team of globally-minded individuals, working out of the Bellefield Presbyterian Church on Fifth Avenue, organize events such as English conversation groups, social evenings, and trips to surrounding areas specifically for international students and their families. PRISM offers a cooking class for internationals so they can learn how to prepare favorite American foods and PRISM...
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Whiskey Sour

This is a tiny scene that I wrote for an old blog. For some reason, I still love it and wanted to share it with you all. “you’re afraid of love” That’s what the scarlet-shirted man at the bar said to me. I shrugged and took a swig of my whiskey sour. Who was he to say that anyway? When his drink was set before him, he grabbed it and moved to the other single woman at the bar slyly propositioning...
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Eating Dinner with a Korean

I plopped down my tray in the middle of the cafeteria. Most of the other conference attendees were done eating except the few stragglers and late-comers. Personally, I felt a bit peopled out since we had sessions all day long with meal breaks including a noisy room of people speaking many different languages. I bowed my head and then began eating. The table shifted and I looked up to find one of my Korean acquaintances sitting across from me. She’d...
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