Drawing by Isaac

A student I worked with in 2003 drew this. I think he was ten at the time. I remember when I saw him drawing it, I immediately started laughing at the humor and was impressed with how his steep hill extended off the paper. I told him it was an excellent drawing and asked him … More Drawing by Isaac

Diaper dilemma

Identity is a big umbrella term, yet I believe we form and maintain it with our day-to-day choices. I’m currently in the middle of a diaper dilemma, one which I feel tugging at how I answer, “What kind of person am I?” Originally K and I planned on using cloth diapers, but then I read … More Diaper dilemma

Civic school

Michelle Obama was in Denver a few weeks ago and I was fortunate enough to make it to her speaking engagement. She was as kind, intelligent, and humorous as I’d seen her represented in some of my favorite videos of the past several years. One of the things she talked about was getting real and … More Civic school

Haters gonna…

There are moments when I realize just how much work I have to do, in order to be a truly compassionate person. Most recently, at a friend’s dinner party, Gwen Stefani came up (they were talking about the kids show she made) and I blurted out, “I hate Gwen Stefani.” I realized the look of … More Haters gonna…

Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month to YOU

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! It’s a mouthful, but stop being lazy. Like Black History and Women’s History months, I see May as a time to have heightened awareness of AAPI history and current issues. Unlike those other two months, I rarely see May talked about with the emphasis on AAPI heritage … More Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month to YOU