Jerry’s Table

You might have heard the expression: “If it’s worth doing once, it’s worth doing well.” My dad likes to add a twist to this phrase. Whenever he has to redo something, he shrugs his shoulders and says: “Well, if it’s worth doing once, it’s worth doing twice.”

I definitely inherited my dad’s optimistic attitude. The most recent example was a piece of furniture which I wanted to fix up.

Picture a long farmhouse table with thick metal trestle legs, so heavy that I can barely lift one side by myself. This table came into my life last summer, when Sung and I were living with my grandparents.

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Lotus Love

Something special happened yesterday. It was a brief moment but it keeps replaying in my head.

Sung has gotten really (and I mean really) into fishing. I am not too much of an angler but I like to join him because it’s a great excuse to spend a few hours in nature. Yesterday we woke up at dawn, packed some bagel sandwiches, and drove out to the river near our house.

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Not on a good track

My high school years were atypical. I didn’t attend a four-year high school. Instead I did an assortment of online classes, some community college courses, and homeschool.

One thing I really wanted to try was a team sport. I wasn’t very coordinated but I liked to run. So I decided to do track. Fortunately for me, my hometown high school allowed me to practice with their track team and compete at meets. I just wasn’t allowed to wear the school uniform.

I practiced with the team for one season, and at the end, I went to my first and only track meet.

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Listening to my lungs in the dentist’s chair

Two things are true for me: I’m grateful for health care and I’m afraid of the dentist. My appreciation for medical professionals doesn’t alleviate the anxiety I feel when a stranger pokes around in my mouth with sharp metal objects.

The other day I went to the dentist for the first time in a while. I wanted to get my teeth checked out since this is my last year on my mom’s insurance.

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