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Two threads, three cultures
Two threads, three cultures

These might be the best, busiest, most complex weeks of the year in our house, and it's all because of two threads. One red, one green. The most important is the red one — the cultural tether that stretches back to Chengdu, China, where our daughter, Grace, was born in 2004. Grace was 13 months old when my wife, Mary Frances, and I arrived to adopt her and bring her home to Los Angeles. In our early days as a triple-A (Asian American by adoption) family, I thought we might face some cultural barriers, draw stares, confuse people. But no, not much. By L.A. standards, we're no more exotic than a Korean taco. Then this second thread began to unspool. In some slender way,...

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