All right, I'm back. Sort of. I took a much-needed break last week to get a breath of fresh air and recharge the batteries. Good stuff. I'm going to be honest: I was not quite ready to return. But it's time to fire up the laptop and get back to the sweaty business of blogging. Many things happened while I was away. I hope you'll pardon me as I shake off the vacation brain, sift through a truckload of emails and get back up to speed.
While I was away, I asked a bunch of folks to contribute guest posts to keep things going around here. Huge thank you to everyone who hooked it up during my break. Here's a roundup of everybody's contributions:
1984: When death paid me a visit
Guest Post by Vishavjit Singh
Protect L.A.'s Koreatown
Guest Post by tk lê
Our Time Now: An Asian American Actor's Journey to Broadway
Guest Post by Greg Watanabe
Trumping anchor babies and birth tourists
Guest Post by Vincent Pham
The Real Yi-Fen Chou: What a Fake Asian Poet Taught Us about Actual Asian Poets
Guest Post by Timothy Yu
The Folks Behind 'Off the Menu: Asian America' Share Their Favorite Food Stories
Guest Post by Momo Chang
Is Glenn Rhee the Most Beloved Asian American Male in the U.S.?
Guest Post by Ken Fong
Conversations with My Parents in
Guest Post by Connie Sun
My Favorite Asian American Photographers
Guest Post by An Rong Xu
Turning the Big 1-2: Behind the Scenes of 'Fresh Off The Boat'
Guest Post by Hudson Yang
Top Five Reasons Why Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Should Support Affirmative Action
Guest Post by Nicole Ochi, Advancing Justice - LA
Why are Asians so rare on Shonda Rhimes' hit TV shows?
Guest Post by Gil Asakawa
The Final Frontier: Captain Demora Sulu
Guest Post by Sarah Kuhn
A Comics Artist Shamelessly Plugs Some of Her Amazingly Talented Asian American Friends and Colleagues
Guest Post by Wendy Xu
6 Years, 6 Lessons (and 1 to Grow On): Opening Federal Government's Doors to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
Guest Post by Kiran Ahuja, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (2009-2015)
Asian Humans of New York
Guest Post by Minh-Ha T. Pham
AMC's Into the Badlands: The Time is Now
Guest Post by Keith Chow
Again, big thanks to all the guest bloggers. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to get back on the grind.