High School as Anthropology

My son…whoa—cardinal rule of becoming a high schooler…he is no longer publicly my son because I embarrass him too much (Me: “How should I behave to not embarrass you?” Son: “don’t be yourself”) So…my FRIEND’s son (mfs) just started high school…a ninth grader at a Chicago public school with 3,000 students. “I almost got beat…

Bubbe’s Chicken Soup vs. Vó’s Brazilian Cha to Cure the Common Cold

Aside from the fact that Lucca’s Jewish maternal grandma is a vegan animal rights activist (which is a whole cultural group in it’s own), “bubbe’s” chicken soup has been trumped by avó’s (Grandma in Portuguese, for Lucca’s paternal grandma) Brazilian cha (tea), simply because it works better to fend off the common cold, or flu,…