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Passive Income for Hard Workers: A Guide

The idea of passive income may seem outrageous to Asian Americans who are used to striving and taught that hard work is our moral duty. (Commentary withheld about the popularity of passive income among white people.)  The good – or maybe bad – news is that passive income is never …

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Website Walkthrough: Progressive Asian American Christians

The History of PAAC Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, writer Liz Lin published an essay titled, “The Loneliness of the Progressive Asian American Christian.” At the end she linked to a new Facebook group for Progressive Asian American Christians (PAAC), created by Pastor Lydia Shiu. Within 24 hours, 300 …

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The Duty of Creativity

During my graduate program and my first year of teaching, I was something of an overachiever. I stubbornly wrote all of my curriculum from scratch and diligently checked all the boxes on my lesson plans. Differentiated instruction, formative assessment, IEP accommodations, spiral curriculum, layered curriculum, social and emotional learning, multiple …

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Website Walkthrough: Diverging Magazine

I’ve been part of Progressive Asian American Christians since late 2016. It’s pretty much impossible to overstate the positive effect of meeting thousands of people around the world to whom I don’t need to explain my Asian American Christian life experiences. PAAC is basically my church, though I am also …

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Email Marketing Crib Sheet: Bestselling Author Secrets

I surfed onto author Sara Connell’s mailing list through a Facebook post shared by a high school classmate who was one of Sara’s coaching clients. Thanks to Facebook stalking, I knew that this classmate had left a career in law to pursue writing, and I was curious about how she …

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A Late Night Conversation

Priscilla looked up from her textbook as Artemis wrangled her laundry basket through their dorm room door. “That was the longest laundry expedition ever. I was about to send a search party out. You’ve never been out this late!” Artemis hated the blush that rushed from her cheeks to her …