I started blogging in 2008. Here’s my journey.

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I am a human being, not a human doing

I am a human being, not a human doing

August 1, 2017

My busy life is getting on my nerves; I’m tired. I’m also ready to minimize distractions, which are a form of madness. So here’s what I’m thinking now: I am […]

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Asian mom finds her lost tribe at Afropunk festival

August 28, 2016

Getting beyond my comfort zone usually leads to great discoveries. Which is why I went to Brooklyn yesterday for a shot of edgy, stylish, Afro-centric inspiration. The 12th annual Afropunk music […]

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The challenges of empty nesting & more

August 21, 2016

Here we go again. Another cycle of reinvention. All my loved ones have flown the nest. Boo-hoo. Poor me. Even though I learned to be alone after my 2001 divorce, […]

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Inspiration for the week (or longer)

August 13, 2016

This week, I rediscovered the pleasure in talking less and saying more. So instead of blathering on for hundreds of words, here are barely 300 words — plus a few […]

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Creativity secret from the masters: dare to be unremarkable

May 14, 2016

Until recently, I looked for inspiration in great work by great writers and artists. Do my best! Unleash my uniqueness! Be a star! But creativity’s flip side might be even […]

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The night I met Prince, or, the coolest moment of my life

April 24, 2016

Dear Prince, I am writing my first-ever fan letter, to say “thank you.” Three decades ago, we met in a fleeting New York moment that gave me faith in my […]

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The price of freedom: My $9k dream vacation

June 22, 2015

Running away from home for a 10-day painting vacation in France came with a price — $9,079.80, to be exact. But it’s what I wanted to do. I had a […]

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