Garden of People

Garden of People

“Daddy, is native a bad word?” I say softly, half hoping the urge to ask would go away. My father leans his tall frame over the balustrade. He is inspecting his garden to make sure that plants needing protection have been tended to; each one has a small dried...
Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf

Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf

Khosla: Intelligent, Cranky and Tone-Deaf Listening to Vinod Khosla can be a treat or cause you to wince. On the one hand, he is a successful entrepreneur who founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and more recently has been focused on Cleantech and niche tech startups...

Race, Privilege, and Politics

Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: New York. 352 pages. $26.99 hardcover. Also available as digital book, paperback, and Audible. “I write to make sense of the world and to make sense of my own, often contradictory...
Yeh Saala Salsa!

Yeh Saala Salsa!

In 2014, Grammy award winner Christian Tumalan had spent 13 years in America and considered himself not fully American but “getting there.” He is band-lead of the 19 member Pacific Mambo Orchestra and believes that (net)working with DJs and local talent is one of the...