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Back to School Blues

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Family|

Going back to school has always been a time of anticipation and hopefulness in my family. When my kids were both in high school, it seemed like there was a constant hum in the house around this time. There was school supply-shopping, buying new clothes and shoes that had been [...]

The Simple Joy of Giving

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Inspiration|

In the spirit of the holidays, I want to share with you a story about giving. It’s about my experience volunteering at the Ticktocker Thrift shop and how much joy it has brought me to work there. I decided to write about it for my National Novel Writing Month project. [...]

What’s New in My Writing Life…

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support and positive feedback on my blog, website, and writing journey! I would also like to give you an update on what's happening in my writing life and on my journey to get my book published. Meeting [...]

My Very Own Happiness Project

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|

As I was contemplating the next prompt in my autobiography writing class about happiness, I read Gretchen Rubin’s books called The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She dedicated 12 months of her life to seeking happiness. She discovered that although she couldn’t always be happy, she could be HAPPIER. [...]

We Are Enough

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Books, Inspiration, The Process|

I just read a fabulous book called Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. Through a decade of research, Dr. Brown shows that being vulnerable is not a weakness, but our greatest strength in helping us find purpose and meaning in our lives. By saying that “I am enough,” instead of trying to [...]

Meeting a “Movie Star” in Maine

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|

For the last 25 years of my life since I met Mark, I’ve spent some part of almost every summer vacationing in Maine. Mark’s family has a summer cottage on one of the Belgrade Lakes, and the extended Easton clan gathers here to catch up, refresh, and enjoy summer traditions together. [...]

Ode to My Fathers

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|

As another Father’s Day passes, I can’t help but reflect on the two fathers in my life, and how they have influenced me. The Land of Hershey Bars My father holding me in Seoul in 1964. My father, David Soonho Kwon, is one of the main characters in [...]

Letting Go

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|

The inspiration to write comes from many sources, and right now it is that my son has just turned 18 and is graduating from high school. The momentous event of becoming an adult is both a cause for celebration, and a time for reflection of the passing of childhood. [...]

A Day in the Life of a Writer– This week

2018-10-09T07:53:02+00:00By |The Process|

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet a celebrated Asian American author, Celeste Ng, who did a reading from her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You at Pages, A Bookstore. The book is about the death of a Chinese American teenage girl in a small town in Ohio, [...]