Wanted: More Than 3.7 Million

Wanted: More Than 3.7 Million

Wanted: More than 3.7 million Why? To speak up. To say what? To not revoke net neutrality. To whom? FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. A record 3.7 million comments reached the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the comment period on net neutrality that ended on...
A Thirtieth Birthday Celebration!

A Thirtieth Birthday Celebration!

The immigrant experience is a transformative one that binds person with place wherein a hyphenated identity emerges. Like the narrative arc in a novel, there is a personal map in the mind that one can recall at will: the initial days of isolation, and displacement, to...
“I Don’t Like Obama”

“I Don’t Like Obama”

Three years ago, my teenage son walked on the streets of Berkeley, raised his voice and said, “I don’t like Obama.” While attending summer camp, a fellow student visiting from China was incredulous that one could speak such blasphemous words against the President out...
A Tale of Two Loves

A Tale of Two Loves

This past weekend, I walked in a protest march for the first time and joined a quarter of a million of my fellow citizens in a historic women’s march in San Francisco. Across the world more than 3 million people marched together in solidarity, including thirty in...
What Can You Do Outside of “You?”

What Can You Do Outside of “You?”

Looking inward to re-calibrate personal ambitions is an inevitable part of the holiday season. “New Year Resolutions”—headlines scream, talk show hosts discuss, and school-age children bring lists that need to be filled out. My lists in years past have been filled...