Steamed Crabs and a Beginner’s Mind

“You are doing it wrong. Let me show you how to do it the right way.” One of the summer rituals in Maryland is eating steamed crabs. This is especially true where I live, near the Chesapeake Bay. I have been eating steamed blue crabs with Old Bay seasoning (a spice blend native to this…

Of Ancestors and Angels: Happy Chinese New Year

If we approach new ideas, experiences, and people with a mind open to similarities instead of closed to differences, we may find that there are more similarities than differences and that the differences actually add value to, instead of diminishing, our lives. When my wife, a Cambodian-Chinese-American, and I were first married, I resisted all…