The Girl with the Purple Hair

Seeing a girl with purple hair made me think of self-expression and how the Chamorro/Korean upbringing I have did not celebrate this.

My Favorite Part of Writing

If you would have told me as a teenager that I would be an author someday, I would have laughed in your face at that suggestion. English was never a class I looked forward to going to. It didn't relate to me as I saw it as uninteresting, cumbersome, research intensive, and for brainiacs. Books for that matter didn't hold my attention until my mid twenties. My only required writing class in college was Technical Writing as I was a marketing/business major....more

30 Day Photography Challenge

I've invited my readers to join me on a 30 day photography challenge, and even though we just started it last week, I think everyone is learning a lot!  How to take a better picture, what you value, taking time to smell the flowers and watch the sunsets.  Expression.  Please take a minute to check out the list of topics and join us if you are interested! Here is the list Post pictures here on my Facebook fan page...more

Suspended from High School Over a T-Shirt, Teens are Fighting Back

It can be troubling to think about how teenagers can stray into some very risky and scary behaviors.  Like... wearing T-shirts! Typically news stories about the issues affecting teens include topics such as drugs, suicide, handguns, gangs and unprotected sex.  But simple T-shirts have been the topic of concern this week. School boards, administrators, parents, teens and even advocacy groups like the ACLU have been discussing all sorts of cotton wardrobe-related questions:  Should the words students wear on their clothes be protected as free speech? ...more

Thank YOU Liz Strauss for helping me own my fingers

Image by jdlasica via Flickr SOBC...more

hey gal. i know wasn't it? i jotted it down on a post it note and it's now on my desk...viewable ...more