• Black Lives Matter

    June 8, 2020 by

    “It is a privilege to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life” (Ahmed Ali). In eighth grade, my beloved honors English teacher, Ms. Jimenez (or, “OJ“ as she let us call her, an acronym for her first and last name) taught me one of the most important lessons I ever learned. We… Read more

  • Thoughts & Things

    September 26, 2019 by

    Come, walk along my story. Sit down for a cup of tea. Ponder on life’s mysteries. Share my thoughts & things. When I consider the deepest wishes of my heart, it’s the hope to change the world. In a small way. Or maybe a big way. Or just in my own way.  It’s to use… Read more

  • May Reading List

    June 11, 2020 by

    May was a busy reading month. Here’s what I read: Several of my favorite authors have quoted passages from this book. This book helped me create a plan for the memoir I’ve dreamed of writing for years. One of my favorite quotes: “If there is one door in the castle you’ve been told not to… Read more

  • March & April Book List

    May 15, 2020 by

    Blogging has been on the back burner as I’ve been focusing my writing energy on my memoir! I’m 20,000 words in and it may just be (in Anne LaMott’s words) a shitty first draft, but the point is that the words are there, and they are mine, and it feels terrifying and challenging and so… Read more

  • Mothering.

    April 17, 2020 by

    My daughter had a bit of a breakdown last evening. She misses school and she misses her friends and she is afraid that things won’t ever return to normal. Many of her friends are going through hard times at home, and she is brimming with worry and fear and feelings. She tries to be stoic… Read more

  • February Book List

    March 12, 2020 by

    Covid-19 is on the top of everyone’s minds. Travel bans have begun, employers are asking workers to log in remotely, and schools are closed. My middle school aged daughter was so disappointed today to find out her band tour to Disneyland is being cancelled, but her spirits lifted later in the day when she learned… Read more

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