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robert-earle's picture
Apr.15.2014
The Upside of Down--Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West by Charles Kenny makes the persuasive case that: --Countries like China and India will have larger economies than the U.S. in coming decades because their populations and economic momentum is much greater; --Immigration is a good...
orna-b-raz's picture
Feb.27.2014
Many people love to hate Facebook but I don't, to tell the truth I almost like it. Ever since I stopped getting a daily newspaper delivered (Ha’aretz), I have been obtaining most of my information about life from the internet, and of course, from the social network. You never know what you will...
leigh-johnston's picture
Feb.18.2014
I am a psychologist who has worked in various Immigration Detention Centres around Australia and the Australasian region. For many years I have worked with refugees and asylum seekers supporting their journey of healing from torture and trauma. I have seen over time with my own eyes what people in...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.24.2013
I’m going through one of those bumpy passages on the journey to belonging. I moved a couple of months ago, and while the reason was love and I feel the opposite of regret, the adjustment to a new community is pushing some ancient buttons. As with many children of immigrants, I know what it’s...
kimberly-jean-smith's picture
Aug.28.2013
“Without my parents here, it was a place of broken beauty.”—Reyna Grande The Distance Between Us: A Memoir I came across The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, by Reyna Grande, because I thought it might be a good choice for students in my community college classroom. I therefore sighed a little upon...
JohnnyOla's picture
Aug.13.2013
This may be one of the best examples of inmates running the asylum I have ever seen. Our government seems almost helpless to enforce any law these days and common sense has completely gone on vacation. I wonder if I fled to Mexico and said “I believe the U.S. Government is going crazy,” could I get...
robert-earle's picture
Aug.12.2013
Francine Prose's novel, My New American Life, has one of the worst covers I have ever seen on a book by a serious American writer. It is a picture of a rosy-cheeked girl in a marching band uniform playing a drum. She has a big smile on her face and wears a hat with a leather brim and an eagle...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.04.2013
    Creative Nonfiction, Spring 2013 - Lust, Lies & Bad Behavior, True Stories of Southern Sin   This was an interesting issue - and one I submitted for. I didn’t expect to have my piece accepted - it’s always a bit like grabbing the brass ring. Nonetheless, I held off reading...
andrew-q-lam's picture
May.11.2013
Note: I wrote the essay below a decade ago and it was collected in "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres." On the occasion of Mother's Day, it is reposted here. My mother suffers from dementia and forgetfulness now, and is growing frail, but her ways remain forever devoted to traditions, to...
andrew-q-lam's picture
May.09.2013
Note: I wrote the essay below almost two decades ago, at the beginning of my life as a writer. It is collected in my first book Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora which won a Pen Award in 2006, and is anthologized widely over the years. A popular assignment...