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Teaching an ethics class to Prep for Prep undergraduates at NYU. June 19, 2015.

Teaching an ethics class to Prep for Prep undergraduates at NYU. June 19, 2015.

I am of an age where I have to explain to my first-year college students who Elian Gonzalez is and his significance (how, at a tender age, he represented our post-cold war anxiety, our xenophobia, our resistance to immigration and migration), where my Facebook feeds contain more photos of my middle-aged friends’ kids’ last day of Kindergarten than of our former boozy late nights, and where I learn, to my surprise, that Larry Clark’s “Kids” is twenty years old. My knees hurt, I go to sleep at 9, wake in the middle of the night, and worry incessantly about my mother’s failing health. All in the midst of slogging through the daily rituals of the paycheck, the rent payment, and perhaps eating a salad once in a while.

I shared a photo of me and Guy on the High Line the other day. One of my mentees wrote, “I swear y’all are aging younger.” Though this initially made me smile, I felt conflicted: Am I really middle aged? How did I get here?

Returning to grad school has put it all into perspective. Where I previously had existential worry, I am now occupied by my studies; where I used to lament my lack of ambition I now lament my lack of free time. This dissertation, after all, ain’t gonna write itself.

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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