Angels Flight Reading

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"Meaningful relationships bring meaning to life." It's nice to live in a city pulsing with culture. Once in a while, I'll pop by a reading. Sometimes they're held in cool places like Clifton's Republic, complete with stuffed animals. (Clifton's is a rebooted historical cafeteria that features woodland decor.) My impetus to go was my friend Siel Ju's newest book, CAKE TIME. Winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Fiction Award, it officially launches April 6th, but I got a freshly minted … [Read more...]

Embracing Aging

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"An admirer is concealing his affection for you." Honestly, I never thought I'd live in L.A. for so long when I first moved here. Besides the traffic, I remember the extreme focus on looks. In newspapers, I saw (and was scared by) the ads for cosmetic surgery. I also met people looking to break into modeling and acting, and needing to look gorgeous. It seemed like folks wanted to--needed to--reverse aging to feel loved and accepted. Thankfully, this attitude is slowly changing. I'm happy for … [Read more...]

Seniors Around the World

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As part of the challenge of "5 Photos, 5 Stories" (by Evelyne's invitation), I'm presenting my five memories of meeting seniors during recent travels: 1) Los Angeles, CA During a volunteer reading at a local senior home, this resident came my way. He has actually been through the traumatic event which inspired my first novel, The 228 Legacy. I was honored to meet him, and the residents' director later told me was really excited to hear me read. 2) Monterey Park, … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Minced Pork Noodle

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Minced pork noodle: a dish containing those two delicious ingredients It sounds deceptively simple. All that's needed is ground pork and noodles. Every time I've tried to make it, though, I've failed to capture the correct taste. There's something undeniably yummy about slippery noodles with a slight give to their texture. Then, there's the savory meat sauce that makes you crave for seconds. It's the quintessential go-to-dish for a quick snack. In fact, I'll see if I can find some when I … [Read more...]

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