My Fellow Asian-Americans, Dare to Be Avant-Garde (Part 3)

An Essay on Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy, and the Psychopathology of Asian America (15 min read) THE MEANING OF LIFE “The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates According to Douglas Hofstadter, American professor of cognitive science, AI researcher, and part of the same Santa Fe Institute crew as Stuart Kauffman, human consciousness is…

My Fellow Asian-Americans, Dare to Be Avant-Garde (Part 2)

An Essay on Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy, and the Psychopathology of Asian America (9 min read) SELF-AWARENESS IS KEY “The enemy is not the other.  The enemy is you.” — Krishnamurti But enough about the French!  I harbor no special love for the French people, especially when their racist cops fatally shot a Chinese man…

My Fellow Asian-Americans, Dare to Be Avant-Garde (Part 1)

An Essay on Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy, and the Psychopathology of Asian America (14 min read)   “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” — Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People FROM BESPOKE TO BROKE TO…

Where Are All My Asian American Superheroes?

(13 min read) “These men are all talk. What we need is action—action!” — John Brown, slavery abolitionist Over the past weekend, I met up with Paget Kagy, my co-host for Not Your Asian Sidekick¹, at Sweetea Bar on the corner of W 6th St and Westmoreland in K-Town LA. I hadn’t seen Paget in…