Life Update – 28 Months Later

Wow it’s November. This year has been really really good for my new career and for personal growth. I just got my California Massage License and got certified as a Holistic Life Coach. I’ve taken the time to grow my skills as a bodyworker and to get and give a lot of coaching. I speak my mind more often. I …

Poem for My Son in the Car

Poem for My Son in the Car Jennifer K. Sweeney The wipers sweep two overlapping hills on the glass, we are quiet against the squeaky metronome as we often are before the concerns of the day well up. Today: Is it dark inside my body? The wet cedar’s dark of green-gone-black of damp earth mending itself, a pewter bell rung …

Potato Chip Reflections

I had just finished 2 plates of tofu Pad Thai and was picking at a tray of fried tofu with sweet and sour dip when Don turned to me and calmly took my hands. He said, “We did a lot of things today.” I smiled and replied, “Yea we did.” Then we went back and forth remembering all those things. …

The Ending was so Abrupt

Friday Richard came with me to meet my Australian friends who  were in town. He made fun of me for the divey, hipster bar I took everyone to. He likes the finer things and non-hipster music. Then saturday he let me take most of the day to clean and organize my room. I bought beads to make kandi for EDC. At night …

Old Bay Seasoning

Remember when we had seafood boil on the rooftop of your apartment? We had too much stuff to carry but we had a shopping cart. There was a giant chess set, a fireplace, and the LA sky. And I think just a little bit of magic.

First Like

My first memories of being liked are from the first or second grade. By then I was on the verge of getting glasses, but already identified as the stereotypical smart asian kid in class. Words never emerged from my mouth because I was content to just sit in my personal bubble and listen. I was nice and kind, so kids …

You know who you are

My first birthday present came in the mail a few days early and immediately I knew it was from you. You’re the best. I’ve already worn it twice. You reminded me that I needed to call my dad. And in that moment I knew you were looking out for me. I hadn’t felt that feeling in a long time. It gave …

You Always Meet Twice in a Lifetime

I used to be so very sentimental. Full of feeling and empathy and happiness for my friends and life. High school was probably the happiest time of my life. A place where I shared ideals and understandings about life and love. One day I was sad about saying goodbye to someone…now I forget who, but another friend of mine, David, …