“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
My writing in this life is a big part of my walking and lurching forward on this road. Here, on this blog, and in various other places, I share some thoughts - sometimes coherent, sometimes passionate and angry, sometimes rambling - but always, I hope...Honest. Real. True.
These two books are my first attempts at writing to make sense of the world, and writing to encourage others. The first book, Making Paper Cranes, came out of my time in seminary when I discovered my identity as an Asian American woman truly matters in this world. The second book, Streams Run Uphill, came out of a desire to write a pseudo-sequel to the first. I needed something that was on the ground, and rooted in the stories of other women struggling in the same endeavor. I love both like they are my children - they are a strange part of me, and yet they have their own lives, and they are really imperfect, but genuine, even in the mistakes and wrong turns, missteps in words, and epiphanies.
We can do so much, and we do so much better together. My all I do be an expression of gratitude for this life.
March 10, 2014
#Sundaychurch always produces a ton of fodder for blogging topics. Since I don’t preach on a regular basis I gorge on Word and Sacrament, and liturgy and music, symbols and light and…I just might burst at the seams with the richness of it all. But I have to get it down as soon as possible […]
March 5, 2014
This weekend came and went so fast. It seems like only last week I was sitting in the best Indian buffet in town with the Lutherans for lunch. There’s something just so … unifying about samosas but anyways I love the Lutherans – Jeff and Colleen. Jeff has been around for 8 years and Colleen […]
March 3, 2014
Where streams run uphill, there a woman rules. —Ethiopian proverb Happy Women’s History month! I’m also super happy to announce the release of Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Young Clergywomen of Color. After Making Paper Cranes: Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology (The Young Clergy Women Project) I felt like there needed to be something about ministry and […]
February 27, 2014
Slut-shaming. It’s a weird backlash to feminist expressions of power when a woman embraces her sexuality. I hate it all, really. It stresses me out trying to figure out whether it’s better to support that expression of female sexuality and agency or if it is better to rail against this subversive (though usually blatant) form of […]
February 25, 2014
I haven’t posted the video yet – but Ozzie picked the paintbrush. Dammmmmittt. Plan B if that doesn’t pan out is… Sigh. There goes our retirement. Seriously though I will take either one. As long as he’s happy. And kind. Good. Compassionate. Following his life’s passions. Fulfilled. *** What. A. Year. I didn’t even think […]