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Small Eyes…Again

Five years ago, Ethan was being asked about his eyes from kids at school. I wrote about it here: Why Are Your Eyes Small? A couple weeks ago, the topic came up again this time from his younger brother. Connor is in 3rd grade. … Continue reading

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PSA From a Token Asian

You may not see many of us on a regular basis. Even if you do, you may not personally know any of us in a real relationship of true knowing. Having one of us do your nails or check you out during your … Continue reading

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Being Asian in Albuquerque

Some days I FEEL more Asian than other days. Yesterday felt like an 8 on the “how-Asian-do-I-feel” scale. When I go to an Asian-owned business here, there is a good chance that an employee will ask me my specific ethnicity. This is … Continue reading

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The Value of Discomfort

There’s a reason our closest friends often reflect ourselves. There’s a reason we cling to what is comfortable. I love nothing more than being comfortable physically (which is why it took me awhile to get out of bed this morning), … Continue reading

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“Why Are Your Eyes Small?”

Last week I observed Ethan pulling at the outer corners of his eyes. Later, I also overheard him ask Connor the title question above. I knew that he had most likely seen and heard these things at school. So I … Continue reading

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