It’s Complicated: The Vietnamese-US Relationship

I must admit that I didn’t know what to expect from Vietnam. All I really knew before getting here was that we had fought a long, horrible and pointless war here, and that Vietnam was now one country with a Communist government. I figured we had a complicated relationship, as is to be expected given our history. But I don’t think I was really fully cognizant of how complicated it was until I visited the War Remnants Museum. Continue reading

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Ideas: The Time to Act is Now

gunAnother day, another senseless tragedy in America, as an armed gunman walked into an elementary school in Newtown, CT and opened fire on teachers and students. White House spokesman Jay Carney responds by saying that now is not the time to talk about gun control or gun reform.

Really? Because now seems like EXACTLY the right time to talk about gun violence and the grave need to reduce the number of guns out there.

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Watching the Olympics Makes Me Want to Work Out More

Shoes and dumbbell.

Working out is fun. For professionals.

Hello everyone and welcome to my new personal blog. Here, you will find entries about the things that I want to write about. It’ll be funny and witty and sometimes insightful. But right now, I just want to talk about my body image.

I posed a question to my partner earlier today: “Do you think the Olympics makes people go to the gym more?”

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