Warm summer greetings, friends. What's good? I know what's challenging and I, too, am sad, frustrated, and angry. Now, please tell me what's good. I'll share that my Covid garden surprises me, weekly. Ends up what I thought was a Korean black soy plant is magically bearing green peppers. And that huge orange pumpkin I was expecting is indeed green, white, striped and tiny. What's it all mean? That's actually a personal question.
If you're receiving this newsletter, you know about me and my tireless work towards creating meaningful connections. My default is to be hopeful, upbeat, and authentic. So my answer to "what's it all mean?" is that I have a wonderful opportunity to respect nature and nurture her to show me what's real. Rather than be disappointed in not receiving what I expected, I'm delighted to work with nature rather than control her.
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I appreciate you being on the ride with me. Thanks for being in this together and I hope I also inspire you. Again, tell me what's good! Let's share something hopeful. Be well!
I interview thoughtful people from over a dozen countries about how they internally respond to our intense outside world. Get inspired watching them on my Youtube and Facebook pages.
Click the image, below, to see me interview my charming and sweet Mom! She escaped from North Korea, married my eccentric father, and still treats people with kindness. She was nervous getting interviewed at first, then warmed up and shared a lot about some of the many traumatic events she's survived. She's cute and inspirational, right?
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Our Perspective: Asian American Plays is a theatre arts group I started in 2017 to support Chicago-based Asian American playwrights, directors, and actors. I've curated our 2020 programming and it's awesome, if I may say. We're hosting two virtual panels with Chicago's best theatre talent, two playwriting classes, and a production that will, fingers crossed, be live.
This is a panel I moderated in July. It's an honor to speak with such talented, dedicated artists. We're creating our seat at the Table since Asian Americans are so often under represented.