Category: life & career

The New York Love Story

Where Paris is the “City of Love and Light,” New York is the “City of Lighted Love Stories” – which in my opinion makes it a far more interesting place to live. Think of that old uncle or  grandparent who…

The Deferred

I grew up among a handful of Chinese families in Hollis, Queens. I have been mugged three times in my neighborhood. When I was 12, two or three kids around my age tackled me off my bike, kicked me, told…

The Newly Chinese

It’s not hard to draw comparisons between the new century vilification of Mexicans and the turn of the century vilification of the Chinese just leafing through Jean Pfaelzer’s Driven Out – Although the poorest of the poor, the Chinese bore…

A Pivotal Book

To Kill A Mockingbird is 50 years old. In a story examining the relevance of the book today as compared to when it was originally published in 1960, the reporter, Lynn Neary, notes: For the high-schoolers reading To Kill a…

Every Sha La La La

Sometimes when I sit down to write, I open my Web browser intending to find the source of a quote or factoid I think I remember. Sometimes I am successful. Sometimes I fail. And sometimes I get completely taken away…