Meet a Poppy: Weina Dai Randel

Meet a Poppy: Weina Dai Randel

Ten things about me: I was born in China, grew up in China, and immigrated to the U.S. when I was twenty four. I am the only one in my family who lives in this country, and the only one who speaks and writes in English. My favorite food is fish, and I like to see it...
Meet a Poppy: Kate Moretti

Meet a Poppy: Kate Moretti

We’re going to play three truths and a lie: 1. I am entirely gray and if I didn’t dye my hair every 3-4 weeks, I’d be fully white. It turned when I was 25. 2. After college, I backpacked Eastern Europe alone. 3. I hate apples. Even the smell of them makes...
Meet a Poppy: Amy Sue Nathan

Meet a Poppy: Amy Sue Nathan

While I’m practical and productive on the outside, on the inside, I’m looking for good stuff hiding in plain sight (most of the time). For example, I try to remember that in addition to my children (they’re a given) I really became a dog-lover because of my...
Meet a Poppy: Karen Karbo

Meet a Poppy: Karen Karbo

My personal motto: “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” (Attributed to Dorothy Parker, but actually coined by Ellen Parr, in Reader’s Digest. Way less sexy, but the truth often is.) I’ve had the great fortune of supporting myself as a...
Meet a Poppy: Erin Celello

Meet a Poppy: Erin Celello

“Do what you love.” This is what my father told me my junior year in high school, over a steak dinner at the fancy restaurant where I was usually the server, and not the served. I was struggling to figure out what career to pursue. What to do with the rest of my life....
Meet a Poppy: Julie Perkins Cantrell

Meet a Poppy: Julie Perkins Cantrell

There are teachers who inspire us to dream and there are teachers who attempt to squash those dreams. Thankfully, today’s Meet a Poppy, Julie Cantrell, rose above the negative feedback from a high school teacher. Here’s what she had to say … ...