After 9/11, there was a massive push from our citizens to quickly put “boots on the ground” in Afghanistan. My first gut reaction was: this won’t end well. After Germany fully opened its borders to immigrants from Syria, I thought: there’s going to be push-back. No, I’m not a political scientist, and I don’t try
Satire is very powerful. The use of barbed humor and irony to draw attention to issues is age-old. It’s a way to be very creative, too. Take a look at the video below (or, click here). It’s very funny and full of meaning.
As an Immigrant, I straddle two worlds. So does Hasan Minhaj, a comedian on The Daily Show. His funny take on that reality is particularly meaningful. I heard about him in the Invisibilia’s podcast, “Frame of Reference.” He and the podcast’s co-host, whose parents survived the Holocaust, talk about the disconnect that can happen between
It has been an interesting week. Serendipities about writing and choices. First, I read Frank Britt’s article about how we write our own life stories and have the ability to change our paths. Then, Anne Mitchell wrote a comment in response, mentioning a Jeff Bezos idea that we are the sum of the choices we make.
I didn’t know Don Nakanishi. But, I wish I did. I received this morning a heads up that Don has passed away. I didn’t know anything about him, and so, I hit a link to read more. Here’s what I learned: When he arrived [on campus] in 1967, approximately 1,000 men (Yale was all-male until his junior
Here’s a personal story. There’s a particular old, white man with whom I’ve interacted casually a few times. He didn’t go to college and is very enthusiastic about Trump. He in the past has said things to me such as: “Trump is right about immigrants.” “Muslims want to kill us all. They should be kicked