Finding the Universal in Unfamiliar Places

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I moved around a lot as a child, but I grew up mostly in Miami, a city which people are constantly moving in and out of. I suppose that’s part of what made it feel like home. In Miami, when you meet someone, it’s not unusual that they’ll ask your name, followed by “Where are you from?” It’s not the question you think it is. It’s not: where did you…

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Making Sense of the Inexplicable: The Events that Inspired Chasing the Sun

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

For everything we know, there’s a lot more about it we don’t know. From my own family history, I knew this much: when I was a child still living in my birthplace of Lima, Peru, my grandfather was kidnapped for ransom. I knew my father was the one tasked with waiting by the phone for the kidnappers to call, in hopes of negotiating with them. I knew my grandfather was…

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