The other day I was inspired by John Mayer’s 6-word memoir: “this heart didn’t come with instructions.” (via twitter – yes, I follow his tweets:) My fave 6-word memoir ever is: “born black. married white. died human.” -author unknown other notable funny ones: -even public restrooms rejected my poems -my soulmate has whiskers and paws […]

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I’ve been doing a lot of research for the memoir I’m working on.  I like calling it “research” because it makes me feel more official.   I went to Amazon & looked all of the New York Times Best-Selling Memoirs for the last 10 years.  Then, I went to each book and read the majority […]

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A while ago someone suggested that I create a mock-up book cover to help me visualize a completed book.  I made this about 3-4 months ago –it really helps!  I look at it & think I WILL make this cover a reality.  What do you think?       To help me write a good […]

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Last week I was on cloud 9.  Between the prospect of meeting Anne Lammot, (whilst handing her a copy of my manuscript), my great weekend in TN, and feeling 100% inspired to work on and eventually finish this book, life was feeling darn grand. But then all of a sudden I felt I got punched […]

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…because I am still pinching myself. Last weekend I spent time with 24 amazing people.  We were South Asian, Guatemalan, Brazilian, Korean, Korean-American, Japanese-American, white, Latina, Native & biracial.  It was pretty fantastic.  Amazing that we came in, ALL of us strangers, with only 2 things in common: being an “emerging leader” & having some […]

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  Hybels’ book Who You Are When No One is Looking -I admit- never finished it, however I got just enough in to put a high value on making a robust effort at trying to live my whole life with integrity. “To be a woman of integrity,”  is a specific prayer I’ve been asking God […]

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I’ve been getting behind in Greek. Not understanding Greek. Not enjoying Greek. Wanting to strangle the ancient greeks. Envisioning throwing my Greek New Testament in my toilet…all 1,752 pages individually, in shreds, burned as well. It’s a bad day when a Christian wants to burn a Bible. That’s how much anxiety Greek is causing me! […]

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This baby needs a name. My first wordpress blog name was : “This is Interesting.” Yesterday I changed it to “we could all use a little grace.” Now I’m thinking of these options: 1.  “black.white.grace” 2. black, white & grace all over 3. black + white = grace or something with the name grace in […]

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