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On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Peace

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Peace
It was a day just like today. I will never forget where I was; sitting in a dentist’s chair, unaware that Americans were dying in New York City. When I emerged from that appointment, the world had changed. It is still painful to rewatch the archived footage. Recall the horror. Remember what happened on that bright,... Read more »

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Tolerance

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Tolerance
It was a day just like today. I will never forget where I was; sitting in a dentist’s chair, unaware that Americans were dying in New York City. When I emerged from that appointment, the world had changed. It is still painful to rewatch the archived footage. Recall the horror. Remember what happened on the bright,... Read more »

Nepal: Its Dazzling Extremes, Resilience, and History of Tolerance

Nepal: Its Dazzling Extremes, Resilience, and History of Tolerance
Nestled between China and India, cradled by a wide swath of the Himalayas, lies landlocked Nepal, a country of stunning extremes. Eight of the world’s tallest mountains lie within its borders, the most famous peak being Mt. Everest. Nepal is also home to the world’s deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge), its highest valley (Arun Valley), and... Read more »
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9/11 - Redefining Its Tragedy with Tolerance

9/11 - Redefining Its Tragedy with Tolerance
Fourteen years ago today, I sat in a dentist’s chair. An hour later, I walked out into a crisp, cloudless September morning and a world I did not recognize. Today, I still feel a disconnect concerning 9/11. On one hand, I long to observe it in a meaningful way. On the other hand, I am... Read more »