I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Learning about relationships from the Year of the Dragon

January 21, 2012

I‘ve always viewed the dragon as one of the coolest symbols of Chinese culture. Then, I learned the unpleasant reality of his relationship to his mate, the glorious, wildly feathered […]

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Making room for change, Part 2 — with more photos

January 5, 2012

Wow, reorganizing the crap in my house got done just in time.  This is my first week on the new job and honey, work has been insane! But I am […]

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Check out Islamic art at the Met

December 13, 2011

Tonight I went on a private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The entire evening turned into one of those rare, perfect evenings in Manhattan. The magic began when I […]

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Hey Mom & Dad, I’m an abstract painter!

October 27, 2011

In a continuing effort to escape Mom and Dad’s well-intentioned-but-misguided parenting, I am finally pursuing my heart of hearts. After decades of not daring to trust myself, I will say […]

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What my daughter thinks of me

August 4, 2011

What’s your mom like? My daughter answers that question today as our guest blogger. Taken together, her photo essay and artist’s statement create an honest, profound reflection — which is […]

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How to live the life you want

July 13, 2011

Right now, the economy is so bad that it’s tempting to give in to fear. I could easily sit home worrying about finding work and protecting my investments. But there’s […]

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Developing my artistic self

June 21, 2011

When I was a little kid in grade school, the teachers used to tell my Chinese immigrant parents, “Betty is such an artist!” Of course, this comment made Mom and […]

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