Of Hedgehogs and Hope Blog

"Of Hedgehogs and Hope — A Memoir Blog" about Mi Ae Lipe's childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, and random thoughts on modern life.
The Pines Of Portola

The Pines of Portola

The trees held our secrets. Tall, scraggly, full, brown, bent, straight, leaning, broken, and vibrant, Monterey pines served as the sentries of our property in the hills of Portola Valley, a town just west of Stanford University, about halfway between San Francisco...

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Welcome To Hedgehogs And Hope

Welcome to Hedgehogs and Hope

Hello! A warm welcome to Mi Ae Story, a memoir blog more than 50 years in the making. My name is Mi Ae Lipe, and I was born in South Korea, adopted by brilliant American parents as an infant, and raised to be a childhood art prodigy in the San Francisco Bay Area....

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