New York City incites a flurry of strong emotions. It’s hard to feel ambivalent towards it. You either hate it or you love it. I happen to fall sharply on the LOVE side of the spectrum and embrace the concrete jungle in all its shame and […]
I have a love-hate relationship with Los Angeles. It’s my hometown, my family still lives there, and I visit often, but I seldom feel a sense of “home” there. Los Angeles happened to be on my mind today, so I thought I’d share my […]
‘Tis the season to be inspired (or bored to death) at convocations! Graduation speeches are notoriously soporific, but I’m thankful for the following orators for making their speeches entertaining, humorous, and inspiring. I’ve been to my fair share of graduations, both for myself and friends […]
Cultural proverbs and sayings have always piqued my interest as I think they provide an insightful window into a community’s lifestyle, history, and culture. Passed on from generation to generation, much of it through oral culture, proverbs are still widely used today and have become a part of everyday speech. They are generally used to reinforce arguments, illustrate ideas, and deliver messages of wisdom, inspiration, consolation, celebration, and guidance. What’s your favorite proverb?