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…

“Start by Killing a Bird Your Own Size”

“Violence”, said our guide through the Nyamata Church and Genocide Museum in Kigali, “is built into Rwandan culture.” “Start by…

East Africa: Who Knew?

The images are dark. Rwanda. Who can forget the movie Hotel Rwanda and the bumpy road that turned out to…