I was born in Taiwan and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 8. Growing up, I experienced racial prejudice. It wasn't unusual for me to be told by venders to go wait in the back of the line while caucasians were served first. That was the beginning of my foray into societal isolation. I went to collage at University of Chicago and law school at Lewis and Clark College. I practiced indigent criminal defense for twenty plus years.  I closed my practice, became an artist and never looked back.