Author: Vincent

I write about media, education, and parenting on my blog, Cranialgunk.net.

JinXes

When I was young (maybe 10, maybe 7), my grandmother ran through the house shaking a rope of bells. My sister and I followed excitedly behind her with our dog, who barked throughout the commotion. My grandmother said she was…

Waxy Poetic

It used to pour out of me. It used to be a state of mind. I used to be able to take in a situation and churn it out as “poetry.” I was so passionate about it then. I actually…

Nine Lives Frisky

Are you an animal lover? Do you have pets? The Chinese aren’t big on the pets-n-baby scenario. I like to tell friends and co-workers what some of the members in my wife’s and my extended family said to us when…

Just Like Momma Used To

I joke that my dad was the typical stony Chinese dad. I joke that the only time he spoke to me was to tell me that I was blocking the TV. My dad is a nice man. In hindsight, while…

If They Are Anything Like Me

You can’t help but compare.Oh he has your eyes.He has your mouth. It’s a real ego spurt when someone says my sons look like me. I don’t know why, It just is. I’ve thought about it every now and then,…