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So far Rosa has created 35 blog entries.

Mother Who Are You?

2019-07-12T18:58:28+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|

Happy New Year! I am reflecting on my writing goals for this year, and I want to share my new resolution with you:  exploring different kinds of writing! For this year’s Palos Verdes Library District Anthology 2017, Voices From the Peninsula, I wrote a poem called "Mother Who Are You." [...]

What Thanksgiving and Writing Have in Common

2019-07-12T18:58:19+00:00By |Family|

I read several essays about Thanksgiving this year and one really resonated with me. NY Times book critic Parul Sehgal wrote that while she was making her mother-in-law’s stuffing recipe, she had an epiphany. “I’m not enjoying myself until I am, because I suddenly recognize this work – it’s the [...]

A Letter to My Daughter on her 18th Birthday

2019-07-12T18:58:08+00:00By |Family|

My daughter is a senior in high school and her 18th birthday is just around the corner. I want to share with you a letter that I wrote to her. Let me know if you understand how I feel. Dear Claire, Congratulations on your 18th birthday! This moment is a [...]

Tribute to My Father-in-Law

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Family, Inspiration, Uncategorized|

Last week, my father-in-law, C. (Charles) Cabot Easton passed away at the age of 90. He struggled through a lengthy illness and was cared for in his last few weeks by family and hospice staff near Andover, Massachusetts, where he lived for 50 years. He is survived by his wife [...]

How the Little t’s Add Up…

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Family, Inspiration, The Process|

I was recently a guest lecturer in a graduate-level Trauma Theory & Treatment class at Loyola Marymount University. The class is part of the Marital & Family Therapy Program with Specialized Training in Clinical Art Therapy. I spoke about my family’s history and the sociopolitical context that compelled my family [...]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|

I am excited to share my article which was just published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the library. Covering the story, I had a chance to relax with some sumi-e painting myself, and to reflect on the contributions of our local Asian [...]

Remembering the LA Riots

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Uncategorized|

When the LA riots broke out on April 29, 1992, I was in Boston finishing my second year of law school. I remember seeing the images on TV of looting, fires, and rioters and feeling terrified. I grew up not too far away and my parents ran an accounting and [...]

My Lost Names

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Rosa Haewon Kim Kwon Easton? What kind of a name is that? It’s my full name, parts of which have been lost over time through immigration and marriage. Here is a story I wrote called “My Lost Names,” which was recently published in an anthology called Autobiography Matters:  What’s in [...]

True-Life Fiction Writing

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Happy New Year! For me, the start of a new year always brings forth a feeling of possibility. I am grateful to have the time to write a little each day. I made it my New Year’s Resolution to sit down and touch the keys of my laptop and write [...]