The Pursuit of Happiness This July

The Pursuit of Happiness This July

A nation defines itself through ideas. Every single day, ordinary Americans hurry to work and back, prepare meals and relax, rarely pausing to think about the ideas that they live by. A nation’s birthday is a good time to reflect on that collective national vision...
A Bilingual Summer!

A Bilingual Summer!

School is winding down and children are getting ready for that most magical time of childhood—summer vacation! When children’s lives are not ruled by the school bell and nightly homework assignments, the house seems to breathe a sigh of relief, the sunflowers nod...
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...