Monthly Archives: February 2011

On being an ‘American’: Why I believe the Passion is contagious

Truth be told: I was born in the United States, am a U.S. citizen, and have often ranted and railed against many things about my country that upset me.  Despite doing so–including criticisms of my government, my fellow citizens, and … Continue reading

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On battling For and Against our Self-Interest: “Why We Fight”

An article published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday reminded me of how often I have been challenged to put aside my self-interest when protecting it clearly was against the interests of those I love.  It’s just part of being … Continue reading

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The Tiger Mom again: On an American parenting school reform Fail

In her Wall Street Journal essay from a month ago, the Tiger Mom criticized ‘Western’ parents for catering to what makes their children feel good.  A corollary to this notion is that American parents don’t want to be hassled by … Continue reading

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A Tiger Mom’s rant and Learning Styles: Are they related?

Everyone is special in their special own way. Sound familiar?  If you’ve been following the ‘Tiger Mom’ controversy, it probably is.  Because a few weeks ago, Yale law professor and self-described ‘Chinese’ Tiger Mother, Amy Chua, shared with the world … Continue reading

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An Egyptian lesson on Interests versus Ideals

If you been seen the news about the crisis unfolding in Egypt, you may have learned that: The uprising is calling for the ouster of a regime that it considers highly repressive, The U.S. is a key ally of Egypt, … Continue reading

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