This morning, I saw a pin on my Pinterest timeline that read, “All it takes is one song to bring back 1,000 memories.”  The quote got me thinking about songs that have that effect on me, but nothing immediately sprang to mind. A bit later, as I was in the ladies’ room at work, “Red… Read More


It started out innocuously enough. Elizabeth, our assignment editor, called out, “Su, do you speak Korean?” “Yes,” I answered. “Why?” “The woman on the phone needs someone who can speak Korean.” So… I picked up the phone. The woman on the other end introduced herself and gave me her background. She had raised two sons… Read More


Lately, I’ve been feeling the pull of the ocean, even though I haven’t set foot near the water.No, the ocean I’m feeling is churning inside me, calling on me to make the changes I so desperately need to make. But do I move to make the changes? No. I’m still standing, feet planted in the… Read More


(written: April 12, 2007)I saw video of a child hugging his dad, crying.Let me back up a bit.The dad, just back from Iraq, decided to surprise his son at school.Our photographer backed into the classroom first, followed by the boy’s mom.Then Dad walked in.The camera swung around- caught the look of shock on the boy’s… Read More


(written: June 8, 2006) My Life It is what it is The storytelling That blossomed into lies The depression-fueled lows The cocaine highs The dreams that came true And those that failed miserably Money evaporating before my eyes Leaving me in the dark I fell hard But I never stayed down Does that make me… Read More


“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”~Emily Dickinson Yes, Su is quoting again! Seriously, I saw this and it really spoke to me. It’s so easy to shut our souls down because we are upset, tired, frustrated or depressed. I am guilty of that. My heart and soul shut down,… Read More


Written in 2013 The past few weeks have plunged me back to the 60’s and 70’s, music-wise. Folks like Jackson Browne, James Taylor, CSN, Neil Young (solo & with CSN), Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian, the Eagles, etc. etc. (Okay, I’ve sprinkled in some Ben Taylor, Marcus Eaton and James Morrison for good measure,… Read More


Written in 2008 I’m having an affair and I don’t feel one bit guilty. Actually, if I’m truly honest with myself, I’m having several affairs. At the same time. I know! I live dangerously! There’s the Colombian. Ah… what a way to wake up. He’s rich, smooth and knows just how to get my brain… Read More


Written in 2008 Chocolate. Just saying the word brings to mind stolen moments of bliss, sitting in a corner, in a car, in bed, savoring a truffle, a piece of fine dark chocolate, a Hershey bar. Just like there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s, there’s nothing you can do to ruin a fine… Read More


Written in 2008 My sister gave me the most awesome birthday gift: a pair of VANS sneakers. I have coveted these shoes since the new boy showed up in English class wearing a pair. He also wore ripped jeans, listened to punk music and was from Southern California. Back then, in the stuffy classrooms of… Read More