Change is not easy. Especially when it involves the fundamentals. The process of reevaluating my concept of personal security, in the context of a career representing the government with every move I make, has been a painful one. Taking on personal responsibility goes without saying – I’ve done enough living and traveling to have aContinue reading “Self, Diplomat, Risk Tolerance”
I was in Johor Baru, the capital city of the southern most province of peninsular Malaysia, for a friend’s wedding, when the tsunami slammed into coastlines on all sides of the Indian Ocean. Today, people in many towns and cities, not the least of them Banda Aceh, which lost about 190,000 people to the wave,Continue reading “Remembering December 26, 2004”
Take a look at my family’s annual Xmas card, here.
The attempt to define my own generation, as we get ready to enter our third decade, is an ongoing one. Perhaps, in the end, fruitless, in a world that exists between the niche market and mass market, individualism and mass movements, entitled Liberal Arts graduates and long term underemployed youth, but useful to ponder nonetheless.Continue reading “Lost Boys, Heroes, DIY’ers, Entitled”