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Stories to Go with My Paintings

 Three weeks after we moved to the Philippines I started taking Chinese brush painting classes from Professor Chen Bing Sun. Four years later, I could pretty well handle the basics. I’d learned to paint bamboo and plum blossoms, chrysanthemums and … Continue reading

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An Authoritative Voice

 If not for George and his authoritative voice, I might be a teacher of ESL (English as a Second Language) today instead of a writer. I was more than halfway there. I’d completed all my theoretical classes at Seattle University … Continue reading

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How I Got My Start as a Writer, Part 2

 Slowly, accidentally. You hear about writers who swear they were born to write—who filled notebooks with stories from the time they could hold a pencil and dreamed that one day they would publish a novel … or many novels. Well, … Continue reading

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