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Ed Lin Bookmarks Only at Your Local Store

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Ed, Writing | 3 comments

Ed Lin Bookmarks Only at Your Local Store

I shoulda been a hand model! Your local bookstore is great for a lot of reasons, but surely one of them is that it is hosting one of my readings. Now check this out.  The amazing singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin has made an extremely limited number (200) of these really cool letter-pressed bookmarks and they will only be available to people who buy books at my upcoming readings. I came up with the idea for these after I went to see a friend’s reading.  This woman in the audience sitting...

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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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Indianapolis -> NYC, via Greyhound (A Pictorial)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in Ed, Pennsylvania, Writing | 1 comment

Indianapolis -> NYC, via Greyhound (A Pictorial)

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Indianapolis, Mass Transit and Me.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in Ed, Writing | 2 comments

Indianapolis, Mass Transit and Me.

Not quite the journey of a thousand miles. You may know that I am attending the Bouchercon in Indianapolis. You may not know that I am taking Amtrak there and Greyhound back.  It’s about 22 hours each way. I honestly want to see if mass transit is a viable alternative to air travel.  It’s also green, man.  And I’m all about the green. I will be updating the traveling there and back as well as the Bouchercon/Indianapolis in the upcoming days. You may be amused by keeping...

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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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