the universal politics of fear

February 21, 2019
I recently visited Hong Kong for the first time. I went there to teach at a university, and before going, I read a CNN article on some of the restrictions Hong Kong is starting to face as China slowly exerts more and more control. According to the article, the University of California school system recently […]
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unity

October 26, 2018
In two to three weeks, the migrant caravan heading towards the U.S. border will stop in a town a half hour away from where I'm living. Right now supplies are being collected by local relief organizations to provide aid and assistance, things like socks, diapers, shoes, toothbrushes, clothing, food, and blankets. Living in close proximity […]
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community

August 23, 2018
I have long been attracted to Latin American countries for their warmth and friendliness. Although I have only visited a handful of them, across the board they excel at community. From greeting people on the street when you pass someone, to taxi drivers waving hello to one other in their cars as they drive through […]
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