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Writing by the Water


A storytelling blog of my journeys through the medical system, the world and life itself.

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An Ode to LA

I had a Blade Runner moment this evening. Los Angeles has been raining and raining and raining for weeks now and coincidentally I have...

Cambodia - Unforgotten

Since 1994, I have been involved with a group of Vietnamese American doctors who regularly go into remote villages in Vietnam where...

Making decisions for Mom.

I admitted Mrs. N to the hospital a couple of days before Mother's Day and discharged her to home hospice care just before Memorial Day. ...

Black April Blues

April has always been an emotional month for Vietnamese living abroad. April 30th, 1975 was the day that Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam...

Happy Women's Day

A handmade card from my daughter a few years ago. For all of my life, I've had more than my fair share of blessings. Those blessings...

The Art of Being Thankful

It has been a super busy Thanksgiving holiday week for our family starting with picking up our sons from UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego...

Ireland, part 2

We set off from Ballyseed castle in the morning for the Ring of Kerry drive. The counterclockwise drive was recommended so you don't get...

Ireland, part 1

Our family had planned to spend 7 days in Ireland but the delta variant surge in Europe, and the pandemic disruptions in the airline...

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