Enjoying the last bits of sunshine together

I enjoyed the last rays of the summer solstice in the company of my Kentucky-born grandfather. He was in America sitting outside by my grandmother’s grave, while I was in Korea sitting inside at my desk, but through the amazing technology of FaceTime, we were together.

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One of Those Moments

Tonight my nine-year-old sister said to me, “You’re awesome, you know that?” I was about to play dodgeball with her and our younger brother in the basement, which she had been wanting to do all evening. I suppose that’s what triggered the comment, but whatever the motivation, I have to say it warmed me up inside. Nothing […]

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Two Heartwarming Videos

These both made me cry this week. Underprivileged kids are offered two gifts: One they want and one their parents want. Children of prisoners reunite with their fathers behind bars.

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Racial Clarity

Race can often be a touchy subject, but as a biracial person, I often feel like I have a certain level of immunity when it comes to this subject. I don’t, in truth. If anything, I probably have more responsibility than the average person to handle this subject well. PRESSURE. (Good thing pressure generally just […]

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Grieving

I guess this is what grieving is like.

Missing her laugh and her cooking and her sense of humor. Remembering her inner strength and all the important things she taught me. Wishing I could have somehow communicated to her that even though I am all the way over here and she was all the way over there, I never forgot her for a second…

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When the Mission Requires Sacrifice

After watching Interstellar last weekend, I cried a lot. [SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch it before reading this post!] The strongest emotion that surfaced was the fear of regret.

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Devotion

I had a lovely chat with my grandfather last night. It made me realize I should call my grandparents more often. I have so much to learn from them. First of all, my grandfather is almost 85, and he is more physically fit than most people I know. When I called, he was at Panera Bread […]

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On the Day of a Thunderstorm

My beloved MacBook Pro got taken out by a wild thunderstorm on Friday. I came home to find it sitting on my floor in a puddle of dirty water and immediately started to cry. Just kidding. But it did rather effectively kill the adrenaline high I had been on anticipating my brother’s imminent arrival to Korea. […]

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