On Being Misunderstood

All my life, for better or worse, I have been quietly paralyzed by this question, “How will they see me?” But then seven years ago, when I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme, I didn't want to face the world. Because I was now beset with this mostly invisible, mysterious, controversial illness that had half my doctors … Continue reading On Being Misunderstood


Postmarked to Heaven

My little girl was so quiet the other day. She's never quiet. But that day, to my surprise, she was silently sitting at the table diligently coloring away. After a few minutes, she came to me smiling, holding a wrinkled piece of paper in her hands. "Look, I wrote a letter to Gung!" "Gung Gung" is a Chinese name … Continue reading Postmarked to Heaven