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


Last day of teaching

December 15, 2011

Well, it finally happened. This morning was the last day of the semester for my NYU journalism class. Now that it’s over, I am out of the teaching business. Starting […]

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Check out Islamic art at the Met

December 13, 2011

Tonight I went on a private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The entire evening turned into one of those rare, perfect evenings in Manhattan. The magic began when I […]

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How to choose a good shrink

November 29, 2011

Today’s post is inspired by the single most frequent question that readers ask me: How does a person get started with therapy? How do I choose a good shrink? Up […]

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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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Crazymaking people & moments must be stopped

October 12, 2011

My daughter had a great pediatrician who gave me the following life-changing advice… I’ll always remember the afternoon when I carried my baby Gabi into his office. She was such […]

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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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I’m proof that slackers can fulfill their dreams

July 7, 2011

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher. But my parents told me to be a doctor. To thwart their plans, I screwed up in college. So […]

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