Dirty Knees, Look at These

I was the only Chinese-American kid in my class in the suburbs.  Being the “only” made me love a good underdog story.  It's why I cheer for small pro basketball and football players, any team playing the Yankees, immigrants, struggling kids, single moms, orphans, people with cancer, widows, minorities....In school, other children occasionally did the slanted eyes chant - you know the one where you lift the corners of your eyes up and down and say, “Chinese, Japanese, Dirty Knees, Look at Thes … [Read more...]

Best Wishes

I recently learned through Facebook an old friend of mine from my elementary school days has cancer.Before her surgery last week, she posted,There is a time for every thing and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Time for you all to be praying! Thank you!The comments and “likes” came pouring in.  I’m sure this friend, a wife and mother, who looks gorgeous, vibrant and exactly the same as I remember her, is buoyed by the well wishes, outpouring of lov … [Read more...]