I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Get help to start that novel

December 1, 2011

Yay! I actually stuck it out for National Novel Writing Month! What a thrill to say that my November was spent churning out 60,000 words of utter dreck. But a […]

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What is YouTube about?

November 15, 2011

Most of us visit YouTube when we’re in the mood to watch music videos or silly segments featuring cute babies, cute animals, cute baby animals or cute, stupid people. But […]

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3 great writing tips that transform my students

October 25, 2011

I have a ton of writing tips. But for students in a hurry, three essentials always work. Together, they constitute a crash course in cleaning up how they express themselves. […]

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a fantastic dining experience

October 20, 2011

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to try Blue Hill. But I’d never been — even though it’s located barely 20 minutes from my house. This super-exclusive restaurant has been […]

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Steve Jobs’ view of life and death

October 11, 2011

Ever since Steve Jobs’ death last week, I have been watching and re-watching the YouTube video of his 2005 Stanford University commencement speech. And it makes me weepy every single […]

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Becoming more Asian and, more American

October 5, 2011

Tell me the truth — do I really have to spend the rest of my life wrestling with ethnic identity issues? Can’t I just be me? What the hell does […]

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Why you need a Mac

October 3, 2011

For most of my life, I’ve been a computer idiot. Even the act of emailing threw me into despair. Then around 2006, I dumped the PC and switched to a […]

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