Farewell, Mike!

My uncle Mike (Michael J O’Connor) passed away this week. I have only met Mike once in person when I visited Atlanta a couple years ago. It was a brief visit, but Mike’s hospitality made me feel very welcomed. He took me for lunch at Whole Food and had a walk with me in a beautiful park. The morning when I was having breakfast with him at his home, he showed me deer in his backyard with the excitement of a child....

August 3, 2022 · Xing Shi Cai
Grandma, Me and My Parents

A Few Stories of My Grandma

This is a link post from my family memorial website. A Night of Stories My grandma, Xin Zhao (赵欣), passed away on March 8, 2022, when she was 93 years old. To tell the truth, despite her always being kind to me, I knew very little about her life as I was growing up. When I was in college, my grandpa passed away and my grandma relocated to the US. From that point on, we had fewer chances to meet....

June 23, 2022 · Xing Shi Cai

On Suicide

⚠️ This article is about suicide. If you have suicidal thoughts, please seek help immediately from services such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) of DKU US’s National Suicide Prevention chat or hotline UK’s Samaritan hotline Someone I know recently committed suicide. I was shocked, saddened, and confused. It is one thing to know that many people die of suicide each year around the world. It is another to be personally affected by it....

June 1, 2022 · Xing Shi Cai