Heads of State! OMG!

I say it mockingly, but you may mis-interpret it as Nithin’s growing Icy League snobiness, when I said things like the following. “Oh, I’m just seeing three heads of state at the World Leaders forum this week.” Now, reality. I have no respect...

Seeing France though Others Eyes

From Avignon, France Agrandir le plan My first post from the road, almost a week after departing. Apologies for taking so long, but internet can be tough to find, especially after your laptop battery dies in a country where the cafes rarely have outlets. This is my...

The Root of Freedom: Anwar Ibrahim

One of the things I most distinctly recall from my travels was not that I took my own freedom for granted, but how little I understood that freedom. All my life, I’d been able to express myself freely, to practice my religion openly, to enter University without...

Tragedies of History

I’ve recently been reading the Story of Tibet, by Thomas Laird. It’s an incredible book. Part history, but more, historical narrative of a story being told through the words of the greatest human beings in history, the Dalai Lama. A man, who, had he never...

The World in one Month

As many of you know, I left California for Taiwan exactly a month ago. It feels like a long time, departing for Taiwan. It had really been an incredible month, the most riveting, experience-filled, sleep-deprives month since the trip around the world. I was running on...
Policitizing the Olympics in China

Policitizing the Olympics in China

There is an allure to the Olympics games, and allure that transcends sport. It is the ultimate gathering of the world – because of the athletes who participate, amateurs from all different walks of life competing peacefully and representing their countries with...