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Sacrificing All for Children's Education in China + The Irony of It

I was riveted by Keith Bradsher’s NY Times piece on the front page of the print version of the paper today: In China, Families Bet It All on College for Their Children. Through the journey of one family’s incredible, heart-wrenching sacrifices that the Times has been tracking for seven years, the piece showed how millions…

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All You Need Is Love – What HOPE and "Twin Processes" Look Like

Amidst the grief and anguish following the shootings in Newtown, CT, I love that the NY Times released this short Op-Doc video, which is being widely shared (click the Heart to watch). I think the street scene embodies what restoring faith in the goodness of humanity looks like, and points out an important principle that…

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Raising Global Citizens (and Consumers) So K'Naan Doesn't Need to Censor His Better Self

I’m struck by the recent op-ed by rapper-poet-pop star K’naan in the NY Times, “Censoring Myself for Success,” found here.  It made me sad – but wasn’t surprising – to read how music industry executives wanted him to water down his message and fascinating life story growing up in war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, so that his…

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