Tag: family

December 17, 2015 / Text

As I run around New Jersey for a few weeks, a quote from the 2004 film “Garden State” keeps running through my head: “You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn’t really your home anymore? All…

May 13, 2014 / Text

Long long ago in a time where journalists could be bloggers and bloggers might be journalists and people actually read long form personal content, this here website was a hotbed of socio-political activity. Hard to believe, but in those days my friends and family were…

March 17, 2014 / Audio

Until now you’ve heard stories of individual taxi drivers and entrepeneurs in the UAE. Today Im going to bring you the voices of several taxi drivers, as they speak about probably the most common theme of my trip: LOVE.Start talking with a taxi driver in the city of gold and chances are you will get to the topics of relationships, marriage, love and family. Many will tell you that all these things are very closely related and extremely important. Their outlooks and philosophies vary, from the very traditional to the free thinkers who would go as far as to defy their family.  Stories vary from charming to frustrating, and from beautiful to deeply sad.Today on the podcast, Love in a Dubai Taxi, stories and reflections on love from taxi drivers in the UAE.

September 18, 2013 / Audio

One week since the death of my grandfather, this podcast contains a few personal and professional stories from my life over the past few months. Though this program is usually focused on interviews and issues from all over the world, its origin is this very formula: one person, a microphone, honest observations, and you the listener. So consider this an example of going back to the roots of my work online. It’s personal.