Writing by the Water


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


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...

Happy Father's Day

Several years ago I threw a surprise birthday party for my Dad on his 90th birthday. Because he was born in 1923, he lived through the...

Juneteenth story

I learn so much from my patients every day. Not just in the medical knowledge sense, ie. the multitude of ways that people can present...


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