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My Amazing Beijing Trip

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Asian American, Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Featured, Journalism, Writing | 4 comments

My Amazing Beijing Trip

Kids love me! I found these dudes near the parking lot of the Great Wall (visible in background). I typically don’t travel much, but in April, May and June, I flew across the U.S. and went to Asia twice. I kicked things off by spending a week in Taipei, doing research and pretty much eating every half hour. Then it was off to a bunch of readings and events in New York (the wonderful The Mysterious Bookshop, the incredible Museum of Chinese in America and the always dope The Asian...

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Premium Money Scams

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Ed, Journalism, Money | 0 comments

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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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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My Life in Financial Journalism

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Journalism | 1 comment

My Life in Financial Journalism

This is my Business Formal look, from my Forbes.com days. Here’s an essay I wrote late last year and sent it out on the Asian American Journalists Association’s listserv in an attempt to sort of jump-start informal chatter and more open discussion. It didn’t work, but I think it’s a hell of an essay, so here you go! — This year is my 15th in the hurly-burly world of financial journalism. I’m amazed at what I’ve been through (being promoted, being...

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