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

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Fear — and getting over it

July 28, 2011

I just¬†turned 55. And I am scared. The feeling reminds me of quarter-life angst except worse. After all, a half-life crisis involves twice as much emotional baggage. But thankfully, there’s […]

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I’m proof that slackers can fulfill their dreams

July 7, 2011

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher. But my parents told me to be a doctor. To thwart their plans, I screwed up in college. So […]

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Having my dead mother as a muse is pretty freaky

April 19, 2010

After my mom died, I started feeling differently about her. It's like she's in my head instead of physically in the world. And, of all things, she's become a muse who inspires me in my blogging. Weird.

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This is the first week of the rest of my life

February 24, 2010

Now that my mom is dead, I'm an orphan. It feels weird, sad, exhilarating -- free. Suddenly, I'm starting live over, redefining my sense of womanhood, ethnicity and culture.

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Photo album: Remembering Mom, 1917-2010

February 9, 2010

This post is all about how my mom died. It was profoundly moving, sad, peaceful, loving. Death has it's own magic. What a healing experience.

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My dad cheated on my mom and all I got was…

February 2, 2010

After my dad died, we figured out that he had an affair. It changed everything for us then and until now. Details in this post.

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Final vigil: my mom is now in hospice

January 17, 2010

My mom has been moved to hospice and the experience is emotionally wrenching. But we're getting through it with the help of music therapy and my MacBook laptop.

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