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3101, 2017
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Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 
Must Travel To Destination in 2017

My Travel article on Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

2003, 2016
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Fambul Tok

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , |

“The Family Tree bends, but it does not break.”
-Sierra Leone Proverb
Sierra Leone suffered a devastating 11 year Civil War in 1991-2002. Between 50,000-300,000 people have been killed, many people became handicap, 2.5 million people displaced from their homes, and not to mention the emotional scars left on the people for life. And all this corruption & […]

812, 2014
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“A Path Appears” Documentary

By |December 8th, 2014|Categories: Africa, Central America, Haiti, US|Tags: , , , , , |

Women make up the majority of the more than 1 billion people living in unacceptable conditions of poverty worldwide.

From the Creators of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”, comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And what a little help we can offer can make a humongous impact on […]

910, 2014
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10 Things I Learned from Nicholas Kristof

By |October 9th, 2014|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

 

I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of “Half The Sky” book & Documentary, yesterday at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. He was there to introduce his new book, “A Path Appears”. LiveTalksLA put the event on which I learned puts on a lot of other great […]

2902, 2012
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Thinking of you Burma rant

By |February 29th, 2012|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burma (Myanmar) remains on my Top 3 favorite places I’ve traveled to (among the top 3 is India & Israel). It’s not the type of favoring I typically have for a party central Greece or a culinary heaven France. It is more of a Love & Compassion I have for a tragic nation who’s people deserve […]

902, 2012
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Live Fast, die Young..

By |February 9th, 2012|Categories: Europe, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

Bad Girls do it Well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m rocking out to M.I.A’s latest hit “Bad Girls”. Catchy beat & a visually exotic music video filmed in Morocco, the #1 country currently on my To-Travel list. Her latest controversy was her middle-finger at the Superbowl half-time performance with Madonna which I didn’t think twice about. Who Cares. Move on!

She’s an […]

602, 2012
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India: “Daughters of the Brothel” Documentary

By |February 6th, 2012|Categories: India, US|Tags: , , |

We often forget how lucky we are. Statistically they say, we’re better off than 99% of the world, those that live in the US that is. I try to remind myself that when I’m down and out, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. We often watch World news, Documentaries, starving children in Charity ads, and […]

302, 2012
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Obama You da Man!

By |February 3rd, 2012|Categories: US|Tags: , , , |

 

I love how this photo captures our humanistic, personable President. (disclaimer: This is not meant to be a political post on what he has or has not accomplished)

This photo got me thinking about the recent book I read “Outliers” where Malcom describes the ‘Power Distance Index’ (PDI) in one chapter on how countries differ in […]

1609, 2009

2100 by 2010: Free Burma’s Political Prisoners

By |September 16th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: |

Burma remains one of the world’s most repressive and closed societies.  Led by a shadowy clique of generals, Burma has been under military rule since 1962.  The military government has announced that it will hold the first elections in 20 years in 2010 -as the next step of its […]

408, 2009

Laura Ling & Euna Lee FREE!! Thanks to Bill Clinton!!!

By |August 4th, 2009|Categories: North Korea, US|Tags: |

The Clinton’s continue to make tremendous Strides and I have nothing but the utmost respect for them. Thank you Bill Clinton!

Watch the Video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8184713.stm

BBC’s Story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8184698.stm
Clinton, 2 journalists depart NKorea for US

Bill Clinton on a Mission to Free U.S. Journalists

Slideshow:N. Korea pardons U.S. journalists
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