Author Archives: Christine Zilka

About Christine Zilka

I was premed in college. Now I'm a writer (creative fiction and nonfiction). How's DEM apples?!

The “What Ifs” of James Kim

I was riveted to the story of the Kim family’s disappearance in the Oregon wilderness (James, Kati, and their two daughters) over Thanksgiving weekend. Slowly, the questions moved from “Where are they?” to “Where is James?” to “What happened?” to … Continue reading

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Stanford to Santa Rosa

Where is Mengyao “May” Zhou? That was the question asked earlier today, when authorities searched for a 23 year-old electrical engineering Ph.D. student from Stanford. Her father put up a reward, her friends and acquaintances wondered aloud, and then… Her … Continue reading

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marshmallows and yumberries are fancy

I was at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco yesterday where I was swallowed up in two cavernous exhibition halls of food. Happy to say that Asian foods had a huge presence, whether they were “yumberries” (kind of like … Continue reading

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