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March 22, 2012
Some Reflections on Raising Hapa-Haole Kids
Under this portrait in the book "Part Asian, 100% Hapa" is handwritten "Who am I? I am...
March 15, 2012
Who Owns This House?
I lied.I said I finished my series on race, but I’m not done—and I worry...
March 08, 2012
5 Reasons Cruisin’ Made me Feel a Little Queasy
Even though we had a great time on Tuanapalooza 2012, there’s something about being catered...
March 06, 2012
12 Tips for Thriving on a Disney Cruise
A week back from Tuanapalooza 2012 on the Disney Wonder, I'm back to my normal...
February 29, 2012
Risking Foot In the Mouth Disease
This is the last in my series of blogs on race. The previous ones are Why...
February 18, 2012
Fellow Spawn of Tuan, Here We Come!
In several hours, the kids and I fly to LA for Tuanapalooza 2012--a Disney cruise...
February 16, 2012
Why Louisiana Hot Sauce didn’t Go with Chinese Stir Fry
During graduate school, I spent summers doing inner city urban ministry with a multi-racial bunch...
February 15, 2012
The Fun Side of Jeremy Lin
Even I, almost the least sports-inclined person in the world, am swept up by the...
February 13, 2012
How did I Miss Training on Barf-Cleaning?
Long ago, when my sister threw up on our nubbly green carpet, I remember being...
February 10, 2012
Why it’s Sometimes Better to Work Alone
Those who follow this blog know that we've struggled as a family around work, especially...
February 09, 2012
Do You Think Chinese Girls are Pretty?
Last week I joined the challenge to talk about race by wondering Why Aren’t People Talking...
February 02, 2012
Why Aren’t People Talking to Me?
Today I'm responding to Rebecca Cusey's blog Let's Talk about Race Baby: A White Girl...
January 30, 2012
Why I had a Hissy Fit over King Ranch Casserole
Last week was a hard week. Work and life were crammed. I caught a cold....
January 27, 2012
Computer Woes. . . Again
Please forgive me as I whine.Last week Monday, I noticed my 9 month Apple Macbook...
January 26, 2012
Who Works the Hardest Around here?
“Oh RIGHT,” said a kid when asked to finish cleaning up the kitchen. With a...
January 22, 2012
How We Almost Forgot Chinese New Year
"When's Chinese New Year this year?" I asked the kids this past Wednesday night."I think...
January 19, 2012
Midterms and Catastrophic Thinking
A couple days ago, I read a great blog by Adele Calhoun, An Invitation from God: ...
January 12, 2012
Am I my Greatest Love of All?
Last night, along with the parents of 400 other students, we attended the middle school...
January 10, 2012
Thai Squash Soup
As always, not a short of my soup, but this is what it lookslike--this cook...
January 09, 2012
For our first Christmas, I bought Scott a quilt and 2 quilt shams. He opened...
January 06, 2012
Recipe Index And Portuguese Bean Soup
For months now, ever since I used Word Press to publish the Boston Faculty Fellowship...
January 05, 2012
Reflections on Tiger Moms, a year later
Years ago, my Indian-American friend, the mother of a toddler, said she wanted her daughter...
January 04, 2012
Happy New Year! I haven't blogged much because 1) I've been on vacation and 2) I've...
December 29, 2011
New Year’s Transformations instead of Resolutions
With trepidation I stepped on the scale this morning and sure enough, learned that I’ve...
December 22, 2011
Why Santa Comes to our Home and Brings my Kids Crap
Back in 2004, my first-grade daughter had to write a “book” on famous people for...
December 20, 2011
Tricks to Slow Me down, even as I need to Step it Up
"Slow down!" Ren whined as we walked the mile downtown."Nope, I got to walk fast--this...
December 16, 2011
Almond Macaroons and the Curse of a Tradition
Someone else's macaroons, butthis is what the plain ones look likeI have a special cookie--do...
December 15, 2011
Singing the Down on Myself Blues
“I’m feeling sad,” I said to my 13 year old daughter when she asked why...
December 08, 2011
Why I Got Soap in my Mouth Yesterday
Yesterday I got soap in my mouth.It’s been rough around here lately. Between too many...
December 07, 2011
God in the Disguises
Today in my Richard Rohr Daily Reading that comes via email, Rohr quotes Paula D’Arcy God...
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