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Being You

What would you say if I told you that you are good enough? How would you respond if I asked you to stop listening to the critics in your head? You know what I am talking about. The Critics and You There is a chorus, a team, an entire band of naysayers, who point out … Continue reading Being You

How to Make a Roast Chicken, Butterflied

A golden butterflied chicken with roast vegetables in a one-pan meal

Introduction There is something I must tell you. It has to do with recipes. I don't share a recipe with you unless I truly believe in its intrinsic value. What do I mean by this? Take this roast chicken, for example. I like that it produces several servings with very little stove time. What is … Continue reading How to Make a Roast Chicken, Butterflied

A Marriage Without Love

Introduction I remember I was sitting on the bus. It was a hot, humid afternoon. Suddenly, without warning, tears started running down my cheeks. I am almost certain that the bus was filled with passengers. I was in busy, crowded Singapore. But I guess I hadn't been able to control the eruption of tears. I … Continue reading A Marriage Without Love

Acceptance, Respect and Understanding

“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.” Desmond Tutu Introduction My parents were about to face an empty nest and the freedom to travel, experience and develop an awareness of new cultures. All this should have taken place in a few short … Continue reading Acceptance, Respect and Understanding

Selfish and Self-Centered

“Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.”― Harry S. Truman Introduction As I sit down to write this piece, I am finally zen. Now, I understand if you are confused, as to why anything in this piece, should produce such a response. You see, when I made a roast chicken a … Continue reading Selfish and Self-Centered

Rule of Law

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse in any country. If it were, the laws would lose their effect, because it can always be pretended." Thomas Jefferson Introduction The quote by Thomas Jefferson, that starts off this piece, is rooted in a more ancient principle of Roman law. Roman law states,"ignorantia juris non excusat" or … Continue reading Rule of Law

Freedom

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.Eleanor Roosevelt Introduction I have been broken-hearted by the scenes on cable news over the last few months. … Continue reading Freedom