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Indirect Spite & Engagement

There are two interesting Chinese documentaries streaming on Netflix right now: Weijun Chen’s Please Vote for Me (2007) and  Lixin… read more Indirect Spite & Engagement

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The Lamb Mothers

I jumped on the bandwagon and posted a reaction on Rice Daddies to Amy Chua’s article and book about the … read more The Lamb Mothers

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The Santa Cause

Two of my favorite holiday movies are Miracle on 34th Street and Bass and Rankin’s The Year Without a Santa… read more The Santa Cause

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My Father, My Teacher?

There was an interesting discussion on NPR’s Tell Me More about fathers getting involved in their children’s education. I didn’t… read more My Father, My Teacher?

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I’ve been calling it my “succumbing to mid-life crisis” purchase (in addition to the electric guitar). For my birthday this… read more PS40-something

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Mnemonic Rocks

Even before my eldest could write proper words, I made him keep a journal. I was inspired by a friend… read more Mnemonic Rocks

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The Deferred

I grew up among a handful of Chinese families in Hollis, Queens. I have been mugged three times in my… read more The Deferred

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The Newly Chinese

It’s not hard to draw comparisons between the new century vilification of Mexicans and the turn of the century vilification… read more The Newly Chinese

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The Pursuit of Parenting

Recently, I suffered my children’s fierce complaints about having to go to Chinese school over the summer. All of their… read more The Pursuit of Parenting

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Father’s Day & that Chapin Song

Father’s Day always makes me think of that Harry Chapin song, “Cat’s in the Cradle” – More so now that… read more Father’s Day & that Chapin Song