quick write #1

  Expect a few of these random stories hopefully over the next few days and weeks as I attempt to squeeze out my creative juices. "While she long had an eerily obsession with death, this obsession was at a distance until the fateful events on the second Thursday of June. It happened swiftly. It was …

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stillness

  There's something about stillness that gets me. Yet, stillness doesn't always look the same. It manifests itself differently. It looks like driving down country roads with skies painted a celestial tone as a backdrop, hoping that view will linger a little longer. It looks like monks pausing, gazing above and - collectively - silently …

vulnerability.

  The last night of retreats, growing up, would surely turn into a massive group therapy and cry spectacle as the 'open mic time of sharing' of what individuals learned during that retreat would result into youth sharing their deepest secrets and struggles in a room of 120 Chinese youth and counselors. Among Chinese Christians …

The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to Atlanta Coffee Shops

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and you’re dying for an overpriced pour-over that you could have made at home at a third-wave coffee shop. Where do you go? Luckily for you, I have some (unsolicited) ideas, as a belated ode to National Coffee Day:* Chrome Yellow Trading Company — because it’s extra hipster. Beware, parking is at a premium. Unless …