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Family Matters: The courage to play

Ray M. Wong

February 12, 2009

As a child, I was terrified to present in front of my class. When I needed to give an oral report, I would take an “F” instead. Now sitting in the audience with my wife in the multipurpose room of our son Kevin’s elementary school, my heart ran the four-minute-mile inside my chest. Kevin marched...

Family Matters: Giving thanks

Ray M. Wong

December 23, 2008

I asked my family what they’re thankful for this year, and these are their responses. Our daughter, Kristie, who is less than a month shy of her fifth birthday said, “My life, my heart, God/Buddha, grapes, family wishes, rainbows, for my parents, for my daddy reading books, for my parents loving...

Family Matters: The gift of reading

Ray M. Wong

November 1, 2008

At the beginning of 2008, I wrote about my goals for the year. One involved my desire to volunteer to help people learn to read. My reasoning for setting this goal related to the fact that reading is one of the most precious joys in my life. As a youth, I immersed myself in the science fiction novels...

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