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A Satirical Piece

A Satirical Piece

Did you hear a court recently granted a university in Ohio the ability to trademark the word "THE"? It's true! Here's a link to the news story I'm referencing. I did a double-take when I saw that news. How do you trademark the word "the"? The article that helps us...

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My Heritage, My Home

My Heritage, My Home

  I'm honored to have an article in the spring issue of The Truly Co magazine! The theme for this issue is "home", and I wrote about my view of home, the south, and my Asian background. It's a beautiful magazine--you'll be inspired and will love it. I hope you...

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Mothers, Dusk, and Dawn

Mothers, Dusk, and Dawn

    The Longing Arms   Emptiness filled now and spilling when arms hold and hush the long anticipated one- sweet love requited.   Did I know how empty they were- my arms, heart- before you? You laughed at the emptiness and swallowed it whole....

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Scar on the Cheek (a poem of betrayal)

Scar on the Cheek (a poem of betrayal)

Scar on the Cheek The kiss on the cheek planted swift, turns to thorny scratch, burns long and thin, drips red on black dirt. Fragile petals live a breath away, a thin vein from death. Roses keep distant, far from drawn swords ready to impale petal-skin. Repent and...

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Podcast: Through Thorns of Belonging

Podcast: Through Thorns of Belonging

I was honored to share at The Mudroom Blog Podcast last week! If you missed my post. Of Thorns and Belonging, you can read it here. To listen to part of my journey, with background information on the article, I invite you to listen to the podcast here. It was a joy...

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Of Thorns and Skin

Of Thorns and Skin

“Your Task”   Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.   Protecting A long wind brushes its fingers through the trees in a stretched whisper. It moves angrily, shakes and...

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Don’t Know How to Pronounce Someone’s Name?

Don’t Know How to Pronounce Someone’s Name?

This tweet (back in November) was one of my most popular tweets. 🙂 It struck a chord. How do you handle the situation when you don't know how to pronounce someone's name? Other helpful comments and suggestions that came out of this tweet: "How do you say your name?"...

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Announcing: Chai Chat Instagram Lives

Announcing: Chai Chat Instagram Lives

Hello friends! You may know that I love to write about belonging, culture, identity, cross cultural communication, and am passionate about us learning from each other and sharing our stories. I’m excited to announce that beginning next week, I’ll have a series of...

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Books Read in 2021

Books Read in 2021

I like to keep track of books in Goodreads (books I want to read and books I've read). Last year was the first year I paid attention to these end-of-year posts which list your year in books on Goodreads. So I thought I'd share my year in books with you for 2021 (see...

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An Airport Scare

An Airport Scare

An Airport Scare I was in the Atlanta airport just before Thanksgiving week when rumors of an active shooter circulated, forcing all inside to evacuate. I had dropped off my luggage with the skycap in front of the terminal, something I usually don’t do, but there was...

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