~ introduction
  ~ runoff
  ~ shakuhachi
  ~ chiiori
  ~ zazen

selections from other essays

~ still life, published in Crab Creek Review, 2010
~ skin, published in Topography of War: Asian American Essays, 2006
~ fight club, published in Because I Said So, HarperCollins, 2005
~ what my mother never told me, published in Mothers Who Think, Villard Books, 1999
~ the silence that won’t go away, published in The Los Angeles Times, 1999