Happy holidays!

One of the things I work on is supporting educational opportunities for kids in a poor, rural village in Southern China. Five years ago now, my dad, sister, and I visited my dad’s hometown and seeing the lone primary school staffed with teachers who couldn’t afford chalk and that was overloaded with kids, many of…

What I learned from Luke (yes, Skywalker)

I was sitting and pondering Star Wars (Episodes IV, V, and VI only) today, as all serious journalists often do, when I realized that contrary to popular belief, Luke Skywalker is not a total idiot. If you think about it, our whiny hero does in fact succeed in saving the entire galaxy, despite all odds…