I keep thinking that Dragon should be here.  It’s a wordly milestone, I know, the 16th brithday.  But that kiddo should be here.  He should be here to make me nervous about him driving, he should be here to ask a girl to Homecoming, he...

Have you heard "It's Quiet Uptown" from the musical, Hamilton?  Thank you, Mary and Shenne, for leading me to this song.  I hadn’t heard it before you mentioned it.  Now, I listen to it all the time. I feel very understood by the lyrics.  It...

This Friday marks the beginning of a new Fall/Winter season of Mom’s Ministry, a gathering a women from various churches, including Newsong, that meet weekly for fellowship, learning, and the sharing of good food.  A month after it happened last year, my friend Linda invited...

I had a dream about Dragon the other night, but it was different from any other dreams I’ve had of him.  First of all, I have not had many dreams of Dragon.  In the year since it happened, I’ve had maybe eight.  I have only...

by Jeffrey de Seriere written on 8/14/16On this day, one year ago, we lost two amazing kids. Dragon Kim was one of my students. Justin Lee was getting ready to join his best bud at OCSA in the Wind Studies Program. This is a photo I...

Hannah is crazy about the musical, Hamilton.  All her girlfriends are obsessed with Hamilton, along with half of America.  She's has been playing the music non-stop for the last week, and I gotta tell you, the music is remarkable.  I love so many things about...

  We hadn’t been to the beach all summer. This is actually pretty hard to do, living in Southern California. But last Friday, I realized that this was one of our last chances, as Hannah would be starting school on Tuesday, so we headed for the...

Today is Hannah's first day of high school.  Our little girl is growing up. Oh, how I wish I were driving two kids to OCSA instead of just one. How I wish Dragon were here to show his little sister around -- which lunch line...

We got through this terrible last week, the one year anniversary.  Thursday night was the hardest of all, because all those memories came rushing back.  Wednesday packing for camping, Thursday early morning start of our car trip, picnic lunch, arrive in Yosemite, set up camp,...