Entries Tagged as 'Social Commentary'

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Kony 2012

Let’s keep this simple. Joseph Kony, a warlord in Uganda, is leader of a guerrilla army called the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is a rebel militant group that commits atrocities against civilians including murder, mutilations, rape and even cannibalism. They have kidnapped and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them. Kony [...]

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

What It’s Like To Occupy Wall Street

I’ve mentioned a few times in this blog that I’m not a big fan of the present day news media. They have an uncanny ability to make a mockery out of just about anything. True to form, the media has been all over the place in their coverage of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Despite [...]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The Friend Zones

I have become very aware of the deeper meaning of Facebook friends. If you had asked me a few weeks ago how many friends I had I would have had no clue. But once I became conscious of my number I started to check on other people. I searched for a Facebook App that would [...]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The Inspiring Silver Project

Last Tuesday afternoon my friend Stacey sent out an email to all of her friends introducing the Silver Project. Stacey created a holiday gift, a very cool calendar (.pdf file), to raise money for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. It’s a charity for which she has a strong personal connection. Stacey did this [...]

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Awesome Website Bro: DonorsChoose.org

  I had heard cool things about DonorsChoose.org but last night was the first time I visited the website. It is awesome. Donors Choose was started in the year 2000 in the Bronx by a social studies teacher. It is a not-for-profit website that allows public school teachers to request classroom project materials by submitting [...]

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

The Master Blaster (India Post)

My favorite cricket star is Sachin Tendulkar. If you must ask why he is my favorite player than you must not follow cricket. Tendalkur is everyone’s favorite player in India. If you want to make friends (or at least make conversation) with an Indian just mention cricket and their Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. There face [...]

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

When I Wasn’t As Smart, I Was Pretty Sure I Knew Everything

When I was a young impressionable lad (think the late 90′s!) I used to write down all my “life lessons” in a marble notebook. I was experiencing and learning so much so quickly that I felt like I needed to put it on paper to make it real, and more importantly, make it part of [...]

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Exploring India

Next week I’m off to India for a few weeks. The primary reason for the trip is to attend the wedding of my colleague and friend Param and his soon to be wife Rohini in New Delhi. From what I have been told, and what the invitation/booklet informs me, a traditional sikh wedding is quite [...]

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A Story Deserving Of Our Tears

A few weeks ago the deadly and awful terrorist acts in Mumbai drew the attention of the entire world. As the tragic events unfolded I was torn between trying to learn more about what was happening and trying to block it all out. I have a flight booked/trip planned to India at the end of [...]

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

36 Hours In Dubai (Friend Post)

A buddy of mine wrote this very interesting and insightful email to a group of friends on his business trip to Dubai. Dubai often catches my interest in the News but until reading this I didn’t really understand what’s happening over there. The extreme wealth seems almost comical and US news reporting on anything Arab [...]