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My Life in “Community” Service, part 3

Posted by on Jan 20, 2010 in Asian American, Ed, Journalism | 6 comments

My Life in “Community” Service, part 3

Me in 1991.  The other Ed took my picture against a Mr. Softee truck to soften my image. When I was finished with college in 1991 and had finally secured my mining-engineering degree, I went about doing what I really wanted to finish – my literature-writing degree. It wasn’t so much that I wanted the degree itself.  I was reading and writing a lot on my own.  But I needed that degree because I wanted to go to journalism school.  An engineering degree alone wasn’t going to...

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Let’s Give ‘White’ People Some Credit

Posted by on Nov 22, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 4 comments

Let’s Give ‘White’ People Some Credit

How come Asians never sit in the front row? At the Page Turner festival a few weeks ago, I read a short piece in which I channeled my mother — accent, broken English and all. During the Q&A, this Asian woman asked me if I would read the same piece to a “white” audience, because in front of an “Asian” audience, “we’re all in on the joke” with the accent. I don’t remember exactly what I said, but I was annoyed and sort of mean (when the...

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What Is the Greatest Nation in the World?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 0 comments

What Is the Greatest Nation in the World?

Why, it’s the DO-nation! Yes, I ripped that off from somebody who ripped it off of someone else, but it is a wonderful sentiment. You know as well as I do that this country has experienced, shall we say, a bit of an economic malaise over the last year or so?  It’s only now that people are contemplating whether or not we’ve hit a floor. Let’s give this man a sidesmile!  Donate today! Banks and financial institutions get government bailouts.  Arts institutions get the...

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On the Road Again!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

On the Road Again!

No, not here, though I wish! Hey, all, I want to let you know about an event coming up this Sunday. Bad news: it’s not in New York City. Good news: it takes place in Paramus, New Jersey! More good news: I’ll be on a panel with the beautiful Wendy Lee and equally beautiful Sung Woo. Sunday June 14, 2009, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Books NJ 2009 Panel Discussion – The Immigrant Experience (yeah, bay-bee!) featuring Wendy Lee, Ed Lin, Sung J. Woo. Paramus Public Library 116 East...

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I’m 40 and I Saw Grant Hart Play

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Music, Writing | 3 comments

I’m 40 and I Saw Grant Hart Play

Grant Hart, a one-man band who knows how to wage psychic warfare. Well a whole bunch of things have happened lately that I haven’t been blogging about. I’ve seen The Vaselines twice again when they came through Manhattan and Brooklyn in mid-May.  I didn’t bother write about the shows because they have been so extensively covered I didn’t know what else I could add to it and also I wrote about their two shows in the New York City area a year ago. I’ve also got...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the CUNY AAARI 2009 Forum…

Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Asian American | 1 comment

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the CUNY AAARI 2009 Forum…

I strongly suggest you attend this conference this Friday.  If I could, I totally would.  Info below, or go to http://aaari.info/2009america.htm Date: Friday, May 8, 2009 Time: 9AM to 5PM Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan Fee: $20 (Non-Member) | $10 (Member) | Free (Student) ID Required for Member & Students Breakfast and Lunch is ...

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