One Extra Kidney — Part II

[April 2 update: This was written the hours following surgery on March 30, 2021. Dave is recovering well and spotted running the halls like a teenager as his kidney functioning is going remarkably well. Ray was discharged today and resting at home being cared…

There are some who seem to eagerly embrace every technological advance. Others eschew technology to the greatest possible degree. Most of us fall somewhere in between — finding technology useful, or even necessary, while maintaining a certain ambivalence about its impacts. I won’t pretend for a moment to be an…

[Through 5ives I hope to share my reflections on a variety of topics, within the constraints of five quotes, statistics, principles, stories, and verses. I’ve limited myself to five in an attempt to free myself from the “analysis paralysis” that can result from an overabundance of available information. 5ives capture…

Photo: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (August 2013)

In honor of Giving Tuesday (Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day), I wanted to share some reflections on generosity and giving. Knowing there are tremendous needs around the world — and closer to home — we all must address the question of how much to keep and how much to give. Many…

Part of my life’s mission is to help others flourish within their organizations. Each flourishing individual contributes to a thriving organization, whose positive impact spills over into the community. But in 2020, many workers are not flourishing: They’re struggling. 2020 has been a difficult and unstable time, and employment transitions…

CRISIS REVEALS CHARACTER

(Originally posted on InTandem Financial on July 19, 2020. Thank you Matt, Minta, and Jay for the opportunity to share about LINKBANK!)

Committed to excellence. Motivated to serve. Built on integrity and collaboration.

LINKBANK is a local community bank focused on positively impacting lives. Their unique internal…

Photo: Paracord Bracelets (March 2019)

One activity every member of my family enjoys is crafting together. In the Spring of 2019, my wife, my three children, and I bought some paracord, watched a few online tutorials, and set out to make paracord bracelets. Frequently worn by outdoor enthusiasts, these bracelets aren’t just a fashion statement…

(Thanks The dadcraft Life — originally posted in 2016. Happy Fathers Day to me!)

Photo: Dillsburg, Pennsylvania (2016)

The dadcraft Life: How Ray Chung balances duty and delight in his role as a dad.

Tell us about your family.

I’m married to Heather. We have two kids–Micah (6) and Delia (3). I’m in the trenches right now.

What’s surprised you about fathering?

Before kids, I’ve never thought of being a…

Ray Chung

Dedicated to helping people be the best versions of themselves. Enneagram “Helper” 2 who loves trail running & Malaysian curry laksa.

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