Tag Archives: family

Harsh Reality


Life is work and work consists of actual work to pay the bills. I’ve been busy being an adult. Working hard and worry about the future. Life of a parent right? Placing writing on hold is something I’ve done many … Continue reading

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“You have your whole life ahead of you”


As I transition to a new job I keep being told this. Granted most of the people think I’m 25, when I’m turning 40 this month. A bane of my Korean heritage I suppose. But boy if I hear this … Continue reading

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Heartbeat


Do we count the heartbeats to understand your worth? And weigh your soul against the dead. You are lifted as a banner and paraded around for a cause, but all you wish to do is truly live. We cry real … Continue reading

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A Struggle to feel Accepted


Sometimes it feels like life is an endless road of wanting to be accepted. After your family it begins when you comprehend the concept of friendship and with it the pain and harsh reality that not everyone has the same … Continue reading

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All that was given to me…


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Seaside, Florida


The date is set and already my mind travels to your shores. I smell the salt in the air and hear the waves in the distant. This small town has become our hideaway from the world. Here we forget societal … Continue reading

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30 Years Ago I came to America


Thirty years ago a Korean boy stepped off a plane accompanied by a translating chaperone. He was two and a half years old, he was most likely scared, and he was about to step off the plane into a very … Continue reading

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To Kill a Unicorn


I stalked a unicorn one night and shattered her life with a stone. Her soul did not die, but I had slain her connection to this world. The earth began to weep over the loss that I am still trying to comprehend. … Continue reading

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The Lost Journals: Chapter One – Pg. 6


St. Jude Hospital Memphis, TN 1/7/2001 – Journal Entry One My name is Sarah Clark and I am from Nashville, TN. Lately it has felt like I am from Memphis though… well not really from the city itself. I live … Continue reading

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Dead Snowmen


Someone left the bodies of a bunch of snowmen in my yard this morning. I think they are sending me a message. -OM

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Dinner!!!


Southern Pot Roast with a nice Merlot. Sounds good to me. I am cooking it in a crock pot for 7 hours. -OM

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Ahn Jung He


I wonder sometimes if you are searching as well. Do you know I am alive? Do you rememeber when we held hands as children? Oddly I feel like I remember your hand late at night. Silly, I know, since I … Continue reading

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The Daily Opinion – Resolutions


Who has made a New Year’s Resolution for 2014? Has anyone broken theirs already?

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Footprint in the Snow


A footprint in the snow is found. Where did fleeting being bound? I see the scene clearly in my mind. It brings warmth to my heart of some kind. I can almost hear her giggle in the wind. My Anna, … Continue reading

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Life in a Glass


Sometimes I feel like I drink life in a glass. I have been an alcoholic before. I am not now, but I do have my addictions. I understand the concern, but sonetimes the clarity only comes when a drinks hand … Continue reading

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Blue Bottle


Such a pretty bottle never harmed anyone. The liquid inside sings a quiet melody when the cork is taken out. I place the glass close to my ear and hear my dreams whispered back to me. The voices sound muffled … Continue reading

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The Lost Journals: Chapter One – Pg. 4


12/03/1981 – Journal Entry One Memphis, TN It has been a good year so far and I am thankful that it isn’t as cold as it normally is here in Memphis this time of year. I walked a lot today. … Continue reading

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The Protector


I am training to be a superhero. Let me stop and take a deep breath before this post. I am the proud father of two girls. Someone asked me once they said “why do you constantly read the news, doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Writer


He struggles; internally his emotions are a tangle as he sorts through the labyrinth of his own mind. On the outside he is calm, a placid lake. He chews his pen and contemplates his next piece. Like the artist, with … Continue reading

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Monotony, I am Robot


Automated, pin number, ID stamp, social security code, what was your name again? Who cares ID badge please? Does it matter what your name is? Has anyone else felt lately that this world is quickly slipping away from humanity and … Continue reading

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Suicide


And there they lay. The tools of the day. A razor, a pile of pills, and a bottle of Tanqueray. I have stared in the mirror for hours. All have gone to bed. With each tear has come resolve. We … Continue reading

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Awaken


I stare at them and wonder, where do they go? What places have they seen, who do they know? I venture forth, a hermit from his cave. Thunder cracks above, the storm begins to rave. Nothing will keep me inside … Continue reading

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Bound by an Age


It isn’t fair. The other day while playing Halo 3 I met a guy from England online. I asked him if he had ever been to Hogwarts and if so what was it like? Can you believe his audacity when … Continue reading

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Erotic


They touch with thought. The desire is felt physically through their eyes. Music is in the background… something soft and unobtrusive. Nothing matters but the present. He raises his hand and touches her cheek. He does not caress her, he … Continue reading

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Blogging, Time, Kids, and Excuses


I see blog posts and get some comments that people are too busy to blog and “how do you find the time?” More common lately is the question “do you work?” I laugh because I will not dispute anyone is … Continue reading

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