in the valley

The times we were close, the times I sought You above all—You were close to me because I had nothing. You pushed all aside so that all I had was You. I was in a foreign place, surrounded by those who were different from me, far away from those who knew me. I clung to […]

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faith, culture, and musings

In reading Kelly Marie Tran’s op-ed in the New York Times today, I can’t help but think about my childhood as well. I was born and raised in the US, but I’m not sure I’ve ever felt comfortable saying I’m American because people have always put a qualifier in front of that. I’m Chinese American. […]

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new adventures

Hi everyone, I’m moving! Well, sort of. red_converse and Writing will be my new blogging home for miscellaneous writing-related posts. I still plan to hang onto this blog for spiritual and deeply emotional posts, since that tends to be its theme during the years I operated. Please hop over and give the new blog some […]

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live life in music

I often hear sermons and talks, or read some uplifting article that compares life to music. In particular, they discuss major and minor keys; major, being the one that sounds happier and more vibrant and open, and is therefore the favorable one. Minor key sounds a little more somber and ominous, so choosing to stay […]

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