Many years ago, I was the “assistant to the assistant coach” of my son’s soccer team. One thing I often mentioned to the players and parents was this: play to win, learn to lose. In other words, the game would be about both striving and learning character. I’m thinking of that phrase as I awoke
I voted last Friday and thought I had successfully “moved on” from the election. Then, during my drives to various meetings this morning, I listened to a This American Life podcast on the future of the GOP (up top, or click here). It does a phenomenal deep dive into how the party has divided into two
I’m struggling to find words to write. Instead, I will post the Tweets below. Rest in peace, Officer Jackson…. This is Officer Montrell Jackson’s son. Officer Jackson was killed in #BatonRouge today. Violence must STOP. pic.twitter.com/7otMSsy4N0 — Jessie Karangu (@JMKTV) July 17, 2016 A recent post from Officer Montrell Jackson, who was shot & killed
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. 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