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Premium Money Scams

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Ed, Journalism, Money | 1 comment

Premium Money Scams

#1 Lesson: Never pay cash when you can use credit. I saw Guided by Voices play on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 and wanted to blog about it, but a phone call changed all that. It was from the company that handles my 401(k) retirement account.  A woman informed me that I now qualified for a new level of service — a “premium” level, in fact. She wanted to assign me a personal account executive right away. Immediately suspicious, I said I had to go and that she should send me information...

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Santa Cruz, not Santa Claus!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Asian American, Ed, Ghosts, Writing | 0 comments

Santa Cruz, not Santa Claus!

Amberly Young is so awesome! (Did you draw a heart because you love me?) Santa Cruz is a beautiful place and University of California, Santa Cruz, has the best-looking campus I’ve ever seen.  It seems hidden within a forest of giant redwoods.  A guy who took me around campus told me that new students often become lost on the trails that connect the campuses. I was intrigued by the Mima Mounds — Kyle, you rock for bringing me on the long and perilous hike (we had to climb a...

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Belle & Sebastian, Live at the Williamsburg Waterfront

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in Ed, Music | 0 comments

Belle & Sebastian, Live at the Williamsburg Waterfront

And Stuart said, “Let there be light.”  And there was light. I can’t remember for certain the last time I’ve been to a show that I knew every song performed, apart from the artist’s yet-to-be-released album.  Maybe Grant Hart?  And now I was seeing Belle & Sebastian, a band whose songs I really love.  I know the words, man! Along with punk and metal, I do enjoy a lot of twee.  Hell, I love the stuff Orange Juice did for Postcard (collected on Ostrich...

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Respect to Crispin Hellion Glover

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Celebrities, Film, Writing | 0 comments

Respect to Crispin Hellion Glover

He was silent all through “Charlie’s Angels,” but Crispin has a lot to say in person. I recently saw Crispin Hellion Glover at the IFC Center in Manhattan.  He was in town promoting his films “What is it?” and “It Is Fine, EVERYTHING IS FINE” with readings from eight (!) of his books in something called a “Big Slide Show,” which preceded whatever film was being shown that night. I went both nights to see both films. Glover’s books...

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Pictorial Reading Tour Recap!

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Pictorial Reading Tour Recap!

Still resting up from this crazy reading tour!  Thank you media sponsors, Giant Robot and Hyphen! I totally planned and executed the Portland-to-Portland (Maine to Oregon) reading tour, split up over three weeks. Well, the first reading was an open mike at East Meets West in Boston.  I had envisioned it as a low-key kind of thing, to try out my material for the first time in front of other people, but Alvin Lin (no relation) from Hyphen was there and actually blogged about it. And then...

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