Consuming = Happiness?

Returning back to school, and coming to Jakarta, has really forced me to think deeply about consumerism. Jakarta is a city of shopping malls – over 140, probably more than any city in America (unless you include strip malls). New York City, my home in the...
Our First Step

Our First Step

12 1/2 months ago, I stepped foot on American soil for the first time in over a year. I wasn’t wearing a flag lapel pin, and my passport had stamps from some rather unseemly countries (Turkey, the Emirates, Malaysia, to name a few), my hair was long, and I was...