May, 2017

Roots & Branches: One Small Twig

This is my fifth and final essay in which I reflect upon my familial roots and how they may inform my relationship with the numinous. Part one of this series may be found here; part two may be found here; part three may be found here; part four may be found here. … I often jokingly refer to myself as being “Whasian” (White Asian) instead of biracial. I didn’t know the full extent of my “Asian-ness” until I received my DNA results. I had always considered my mother to have been of Pakistani and Indian origin. Little did I know that her people, my people, were […]

Roots & Branches: Little Boxes

This is my fourth essay in an ongoing series of essays. In these essays, I reflect upon my familial roots and how they may inform my relationship with the numinous. Part one of this ongoing series may be found here; part two may be found here; part three may be found here. … In a dream, my purported Cherokee forebear, Timothy Brown, stands at the head of a long line of people. His dark skin is careworn and he has deep lines in his brow. His face has a somber expression and his eyes seem to be focused on some distant object. He wears western […]