That’s Ching and three-year-old me wearing my “tur-poise” sweater. Ching’s mom, my old next-door-neighbor, says that whenever she’d try to take a picture of the dog, I’d muscle my way in. I’ve seen the photo evidence, so it must be true, but I’m a bit more photo shy today. In fact, I’m kind of shy in general. I’m hoping this blog helps me open up a bit. Another challenge is that as an editor, I’m used to fixing other people’s writing rather than doing my own. I hope you enjoy what you read — that it makes you think (and hopefully comment). For those of you who are wondering, I don’t have a dog of my own. I’ve got three cats. But I still smile whenever I see a Pekingese.

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