Life is a patient teacher

| January 20, 2020

If I had all the time in the world like Bill Murray in the 1980s hit movie Groundhogs Day, all the things I would do. I morned to myself as I watched his character transform from a self centered ego-manic into a compassionate hero with a multitude of talents from ice sculpting to speaking French […]

Me? Prejudice?

| August 21, 2016

Alex P. Keaton was an anomaly to his parents in Family Ties, while my son was a surprise to me. Instead of suits and ties, my son likes to sport camo and bright orange hats. Instead of the stock market, he likes to look at gun and rifle prices. He reads magazines and books on […]

In Paradise with Dad

| April 7, 2013

Why wasn’t dad going to his only son’s wedding? Then we won’t need to drive three extra hours to see him after flying for five hours. Does he not care any more about his family? Those were some thoughts that went through my mind before the trip. These were judgements and accusations stemming from my […]

Different Ways to Express Love

| August 13, 2012

After traveling for two days in the car, my children and I picked up my mom in Seattle. We went to a beach and biked on a family bike in the morning. In the afternoon, she wanted to go shopping at Macy’s. It would not have been my first choice, but it was also my […]

The Divine Mystery introduced me to a Chinese sister

| April 11, 2012

For so long my image of China has been colored by a century of revolution, wounds in my family of origin and the disenchanted Chinese people I’ve encountered in the US and in China, and of course, the internet news articles I happen across. Perhaps what the wise ones say is true: we collect evidence […]