Guru Purnima
Friday July 27, 2018

Guru Purnima

For all the teachers out there, take note. Today is Guru Purnima in India, Nepal and other countries where Buddhism and Jainism are infused in the fabric of society. It is a day devoted to celebrating and honoring our teachers, our mentors, our gurus. Observed on the day of the full moon (Purnima) in the […]

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Do You Pixar?
Friday July 20, 2018

Do You Pixar?

My son saw Incredibles 2 when it opened a few weeks ago. An instant box office hit, he declared it one of Pixar’s best on our family chat on his way home. His praise opened the floodgates to a flurry of texts ranking personal favorites and trading impassioned reviews. At an ever-accelerating pace, Pixar mania ensued. […]

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Friday the Thirteenth
Friday July 13, 2018

Friday the Thirteenth

Today is Friday the Thirteenth. Synonymous with bad luck, superstitions about the number thirteen are everywhere. Thirteen is so unlucky that in many hotels and apartment buildings, there is no room with the number 13 and no 13th floor. How did that happen? How is it that we, as humans, have this idea of good luck and bad […]

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When in Doubt, Serve
Friday July 6, 2018

When in Doubt, Serve

Wednesday was July 4th. Nowadays, it is a day for barbeques and fireworks. But its origins are rooted in celebrating the independence of Colonial America. The date is practically synonymous with liberty. But today – from traditional print to electronic tweets – we are bombarded with news of trade wars, rising sea levels, refugees languishing […]

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