This is what happens when China commemorates its 9-11
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How do we, as a nation, commemorate loss? September 18, 2009 NOTE: I wrote this piece eight years ago, during the year our family lived in China. It is an … Read More

Let’s Not Forget What America Is All About: Immigrants!
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Sometimes we forget how America came to be. Ours is a nation of immigrants. As we headed up the hill on our hike, my American friend Shari told me of … Read More

In The Modern World, ‘Nyoman’ Is An Island
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Nyoman stands before me as a representative of the way the world is changing. Born in a tiny village above Ubud, Bali, Nyoman currently runs an Airbnb business at his … Read More

You Can Travel The World Right At Home
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What is the key to living out a truly global mindset at home? No question, sometimes it can be easy to get so caught up in the demands of our … Read More

The Secret’s In The Kimchi: Korean Democracy & Prosperity
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I couldn’t believe I was sitting across from a top Korean government official. But there sat Yuna, my friend from 10 years ago, looking bright as ever. We were attempting … Read More

Up Close & Personal: What Happens When Pakistanis Marry
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At the end of this week, our oldest child – a son – will marry. As our minds have been filled with wedding details, I felt this piece on weddings … Read More

What Makes You Truly Free? Perspectives On Freedom
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As we approach the Fourth of July, Americans get ready to celebrate freedom. But what is truly free? From our time in Singapore, I’d like to explore some perspectives on … Read More

Why Global Competence Should Matter To You
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Over 30 years ago I first started paying attention to the world. Now it’s time we all do. This is called “global competence.” You see, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and … Read More

Unbridled Joy: The Day I Met My First Child
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It was just before lunch. That much I remember. Intense emotions – joy, wonder, overwhelm – ran through me as I stared into those bright blue, inquiring eyes. “Where am … Read More

How To Find Hope On This Side Of Paradise: Selina’s Story
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Where To Find Hope? It was a crisp, fall Monday morning when a bit of hard news came my way. Selina had passed away. This is my Taiwanese friend from … Read More

Redefining Bravery: How Do We Triumph Over Tragedy?
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Finding triumph in the midst of life’s trials and tragedies can be a tall order. But our Taiwanese friend, Selina, served as a remarkable example of a victorious turnaround. You … Read More

How To Cultivate A Generous, Open-Handed Mindset
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How can we cultivate an open-handed, as well as open-minded approach to the “other” in 2017 America? Why does it make sense to do so? (Please note: I wrote this … Read More

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