Category Archives: Philosophy

The Council of Dogs

The barn was crowded that evening. All the dogs bar the young and infirm had responded to the call for the council meeting. It was a momentous occasion and they all knew it. Just one thing on the agenda and … Continue reading

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When those goals are met, what then?

“There is one thing that we all must do. If we do everything else but that one thing, we will be lost. And if we do nothing else but that one thing, we will have lived a glorious life.” Rumi … Continue reading

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The danger of tolerance in a prejudiced society

In my TEDx talk on the importance of the Global Village, I begin by discussing my own prejudices against the common Asian dress for men called a ‘lungi’ and questioning the audience about their own prejudice. Of course, most of … Continue reading

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Asian and American? The aftermath of Donald Trump’s rise

Embed from Getty Images “It’s embarrassing,” says Carol, “Everyone in my hometown seems to think he’s a hero.” Carol is a doctor from Ohio who as been working in Bangladesh for more years than she cares to admit. She returns … Continue reading

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My TEDx Talk: Embracing the Global Village (in a skirt)

Well I got through TEDx somehow. Despite all my fears and worries as I’ve been writing about over the last few weeks, I manage to survive the event and lived to tell the tale. In fact, the TEDx Whitehaven team … Continue reading

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