One of the best things I like about freelancing is the amazing, interesting and inspiring people I meet. For this week's article I interviewed Tong Sa Vaun, a Cambodian donut shop owner in West Texas.
It was an honor to visit with Tong and hear the incredible story of how as a 15-year-old he escaped the Khemr Rouge and began his American journey. Even better was to hear his take on life -- part zen and all donut.
Here's Tong's story that appeared in today's San Angelo Standard-Times.
And here's a special poem in honor of Tong and other survivors like him:
Waiter in a California Vietnamese Restaurant by Clarence Major