A Letter to my Loved Ones

I am returning to my blog in an attempt to turn blogging into a daily (or at least 5-day-a-week) habit. The hope is develop a readership who will then be interested in picking up my novel(s) if I should ever be so lucky as to get published.
The trouble is, blogging 5 times a week is a lot of work–and words! And what could I possibly have to say that’s of any interest, that I could discuss that much? There’s only one thing: love. Family, love, relationships. That’s what I do best. That’s what makes me get up in the mornings. That’s what I think about the most. And that is what I feel most qualified to talk about. And while my novels will primarily focus on issues of identity, themes of family, love and relationships will all be prominent as well. So if people enjoy my observations here, they’ll have a good sense of what they’re going to find in my novels as well.
However, I also realize that all my observations and ruminations written here are going to be based on my own personal experiences and my family and friends may not totally appreciate having their own stories pasted on the world wide web for all to see. The only thing I can say in my defense is I will never use names and will endeavor to keep things theoretical to avoid pointing fingers. Hopefully no one will be too bothered by this, and please know it was always well-intentioned. The things I say here, the things I think about…it is because I love you all.
A note on the title: This blog was formally titled “The Chinaman Is Not the Issue”. It was a reference to The Big Lebowski, and it served my purposes as being both humorous (to me) and (in my mind) an oblique reference to my biracial identity. But it does not seem to fit a blog on family, love and relationships, so I’ve decided to change it. My working title now is “Tasting Grace”. It has a dual meaning. One, I love and adore food, especially really divine food and so when I have a really superb bite of chocolate or sip of cappuccino in my mouth, I believe it is like tasting grace. Two, I am moved by and inspired by transendance, and the strength to move beyond pain to grace. The efforts we make as human beings to be more–our epiphanies, our triumphs–that, to me, is tasting grace. So we’ll see how well that goes.

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2 thoughts on “A Letter to my Loved Ones

  1. so good to see you writing more on your blog! I too use my blog as a writing exercise, to keep the fingers typing and thoughts going. Some weeks are obviously better than others. :) Good luck!

  2. Thanks! I'm going to need it. I just wish I had a healthy dose of your wit and humor. I always feel mine are boring by comparison! :)