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Chase Ishii

Half Invented: Something left behind

I know many of us deal with feelings of shame and inadequacy on a very real level, but there was something about seeing the response of a seven-year-old, so vulnerable and uninhibited, that made the pain seem that much more visceral.

Half-Invented: Simple math

"There are two ways of getting home, and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk round the whole world till we come back to the same place,” writes G.K. Chesterton, an early-20th century wizard of words, in the introduction to his book “The Everlasting Man.”

Half-Invented: Is Jeremy Lin a superstar?

For most of my life, I’ve considered myself a product of a white, Southern Californian culture, stressing the “American” much more than “Asian-American.” He had very appropriately called me out for suddenly leaping onto the Linsanity bandwagon.

Half Invented: Dismantle. Repair.

A lot can happen away from home, away from familiarity and security. The people around you don’t behave the same way, share the same beliefs or value the same things as the world to which you once belonged. It is a fascinating new world to freely explore or a menacing unknown to fear at every turn. In this sense, we are all nomads, pilgrims and wanderers, all on a voyage of discovery.

DO’s and DOO-DOO’s: Untitled

And this is the problem. We’ve been imprisoned within in a world of entitlement. Some fail to see the doors are locked. Others fail to see the bars at all. But we all, to some degree or another, have become slaves to our own sense of fairness and what we believe we deserve.
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