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On A Flight To A Land Without Borders

On A Flight To A Land Without Borders

I boarded the flight at the end of what seemed like a long week. I was going away for a few days, and the preceding weeks had been hectic and frenzied. It felt good to finally stretch one’s legs (as much as an economy seat would allow anyway), relax one’s senses, and...
The Lost Language of Progressive Patriotism

The Lost Language of Progressive Patriotism

By M. Steven Fish The investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged dealings with Russia presents the Democrats with their best chance in a half-century to become the natural party of government. The unfolding story hands them a rare opportunity to erase the...
Rethinking Email in the Workplace

Rethinking Email in the Workplace

By Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever One of the signature trends of technology in the Internet age has been the reversal of technology adoption flows. In the past, the copy machine, the fax, the mobile phone (before smartphones), and the personal computer all started as...
Noushad and the Plum Cake

Noushad and the Plum Cake

As a child, one thing I distinctly remember pursuing was a plum cake with an inviting dark caramel tone and the lingering aroma of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Each piece resembled a mosaic wedge. Raisins, cashew nuts, dates, candied red papaya,...
Singing For My Pizza

Singing For My Pizza

Last summer, while traveling with my wife through the Canadian Rockies, I sang for my pizza at Gus’ Pizza in Hinton, Alberta. This is how it happened. Looking for dinner on our last night in Hinton, a tourist town servicing Jasper National Park, we settled on pizza at...
Amma, is Thatha a Ghost?

Amma, is Thatha a Ghost?

Ever so often I’m caught off guard by a question posed by my child. It has the quality of a zap to my system – like that of a rusty car battery being jump started out of its cold slumber. This was one of those moments. Coming off of a hectic few weeks...