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THE NEW POLITICAL REFUGEE – IS CANADA THAT KINDER GENTLER NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATION?

October 15, 2017

It’s hard to talk to friends and family back in the U.S. these days. Everyone is seeking advice on how to uproot their lives and start over fresh somewhere else. How do I do it? Will they like it? Is it really possible? Of course, some of these people have been threatening to leave the country since the Vietnam War, but now their grandchildren are joining them in the refrain. “Is it time to leave? The level of fear in…

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A Tale of Two Women

A Tale of Two Women and a Nation Fueling a Latin American Economic Renaissance It is a powerful moment to be in Chile.  For a women who has committed her professional life to gender equality I am hours away from watching a nation choose…

November 16, 2013
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Letting Go to Get Ahead

Crossing-Borders – A Series    What it Means to go Beyond the Borders of my Country We are dismantling our apartment amid the rantings and rhetoric of a U.S. government shutdown.  This madness is juxtapositioned by my experience at the Brazilian Consulate where they…

October 20, 2013
Digital Culture

GENERATION NOW SAYS NOW WHAT?

Andrew Jenks, a documentary filmmaker whose social television found a home on MTV, chronicled his experiences living for one week at a time with young people from all walks of life.   Through the show, college tours, Facebook and Twitter, Jenks uncovers the raw nerves…

August 28, 2011
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US Census 2010 – And The Children Shall Lead The Way

PART II of a two-part series. Some 40 states show population losses of white children since 2000 due to declining birth rates. Minorities represented all the increases in the under-18 population in Texas and Florida, and most of the gains in the child population…

April 30, 2011
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BATTLE STANCE GIVES LIFT TO FRENCH, UK LEADERS

My first reaction to this headline was “such a typical male reaction to crisis – shoot it.”  You can’t argue with that fact – no matter the right or wrong of it. In the last century we have repeated examples of military actions that…

March 19, 2011
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Things May Not Always Be What They Seem

I was walking down the street today past a group of conservatively dressed Muslim men, and then another.  I thought of the many Muslim men living in my building, with more coming each month.  “Is San Francisco breeding a terrorist cell?” I thought.  And…

March 4, 2011
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DAVOS 2011 – THE NEW NORMAL

Davos 2011, the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF), began this week in Davos, Switzerland, a renowned winter ski resort for the wealthy and connected. The agenda at Davos reveals the global agenda of the World.  The Co-Chairs of the World Economic…

February 1, 2011
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The Most Powerful MAN in the World

THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD Hu Jintao-the-most-powerful-person-in-the-world Forbes Magazine just named China’s President, Hu Jintao, as the most powerful man in the world.  Forbes points out to those who would insist it’s Barack Obama that Jintao only has to contend with a…

December 2, 2010
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Restoring the American Dream

Restoring the American Dream from an Outside In Perspective Fareed Zakaria Time Magazine – Restoring the American Dream- October 2010 The American Dream has held powerful romantic energy for people all over the world, even as the dream began to fade here at home.  So…

November 30, 2010