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


My NYU “Food Writing” has the scoop on NYC food

November 17, 2011

Have I got a treat for you! My NYU “Food Writing” class is here with info about fun food things to do in New York City. They’re each sharing 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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Writing about my mom makes me cry

November 3, 2011

We’re up to Day 3 of National Novel Writing Month. I’m on it! Now that I’m actually writing 2,000 words of blah-blah a day, I understand why I resisted this […]

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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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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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Social media can be useful & fun

September 13, 2011

Facebook and Twitter are notorious time wasters. But they can also be outrageously effective power tools. If you know how to use them, these websites can connect you with people […]

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What my daughter thinks of me

August 4, 2011

What’s your mom like? My daughter answers that question today as our guest blogger. Taken together, her photo essay and artist’s statement create an honest, profound reflection — which is […]

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