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Now serving ticket H-16: Spending the day at the Office of Immigration

by Beth Shepherd
( July 11th, 2011 )

Office of Immigration Tukwila, Washington “Now serving ticket H-5 at counter number 11” says the electronic voice over the loudspeaker. Then we hear a ringing ping, like a finger tapping on a crystal goblet.

“Now serving ticket H-6 at counter number 11.”

Big …

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What are the odds?

by Beth Shepherd
( June 24th, 2011 )

Math bookMath has never been my forte. When I was in grade school, I was fair to middling at math. Unfortunately, in tenth grade I suffered through “SMSG geometry” and a teacher—amazingly enough, a woman—who did nothing to inspire …

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Crime and punishment

by Beth Shepherd
( April 16th, 2010 )

“Now serving ticket number H1 at counter 11.” “Now serving ticket number H2 at counter 11.”

Office of ImmigrationBig Papa and I were tickets number H21 and H22 respectively as we sat in the waiting room at the Tukwila, ...

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