Board of Contributors: Smiling (ruefully) at responses to bi-racial families | July 9, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - July 9, 2010

Board of Contributors: Smiling (ruefully) at responses to bi-racial families

by Elizabeth Lee

My daughter, Rowan, is half Chinese, and she doesn't look very much like me. My older son, Dale, who has a different father, has my red hair and ruddy face, and people knew we were mother and son from opposite ends of the playground.

This story contains 849 words.

Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.

If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.

Log in     Subscribe

Elizabeth Lee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, writer, and is a member of the Weekly's Board of Contributors. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband, two children and dog and can be e-mailed at


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.


The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.