Adventure Time!

I have just come back from a wonderful week in London with my daughter Amina. She had gone at the…

Living Alone

I don’t live alone: I live with my husband, who generally sleeps later than I do, and was asleep when…

First Things First!

At the height of Hurricane Harvey, which dropped two or three years worth of water on Houston, Texas, one man…

Coming Back, Giving Back

PHAM Thien Truong thinks of himself as a lucky man. He escaped his native Vietnam in 1988, and escaped the…

Taking Refuge in Palawan

July 1, 1988.  A broken down boat drifted aimlessly off the northern shores of Palawan.  A near by Coast Guard…

The Male Feminist

Let us start by looking back at the classical world of Homer’s Odyssey in which women were supposed to be…