The first thing she tells me, when I ask what they need, is "nothing." She knows this English word well and shakes her head, with a small smile. He chimes in, watching her as he speaks, "we all have each other."
Why are we facing so much ambivalence when so much is at stake? One painful answer is that we have a status quo presidential candidate who seems to be both unexciting and inevitable, while the other is "unpopular" among the intelligentsia and "politically correct" for putting everything we value at risk, including human dignity itself.
Dazed, traumatized, yet completely silent, the video of Omran, like the picture of Alan Kurdi whose body was found washed upon a Turkish shore, has struck a chord. It has reminded the public that the war in Syria is still raging and that everyone, especially children, is suffering.
No one is born with stigma. Society assigns it -- much like a suffocating, shrink-wrapped label around someone or some group suddenly deemed the outsider.
Simone Biles' extraordinarily spectacular Olympic gymnastics gold accomplishments resulted in a great deal of support, pride and kudos from the public and also, unfortunately, nasty backlash that has been reported elsewhere.
We need to talk about her. That employee who has been at the organization for just a year or two and is already doing the work of someone several levels above her current pay band. Despite this woman's outstanding contributions, you haven't promoted her or given her a raise. It's not fair, and you know it.
Africa's growth not only benefits Africa, but the world as a whole. Under this belief, Japanese government and businesses, as well as individual citizens, have all made contributions to the development of Africa.
The Summer Olympics inspire us. They motivate us. For a few weeks every 4 years, we focus on achievement, hard work, pain, glory, and defeat in stunning athletic competition. And this year, we cannot miss the good news story of not just of one athlete, but of a whole group of athletes -- women.
The Times recently introduced a weekly feature series called Disability where readers will gain first hand perspectives from people living with disabilities. The feature will give an inside peek at what it's like to live with daily challenges.
We are members of a broken system that needs to be learned from, reviewed and renewed. A lot of people have the unfortunate burden of not understanding the importance of this until it happens to them. Because in reality, it can happen to you.
At the end of the day, as a human being, I believe we are obliged to protect each other regardless of age or gender. Don't we all deserve to live freely and without fear, our fundamental right to safety guaranteed? So let's push for this vision of a future, together!
Financial aid packages have been reviewed, colleges have been visited and in most cases, final reflection has taken place. Some students know the moment they visit a particular campus it's the right school for them. But for a majority, the final decision is much more complex.
Sometimes you win. That can be an unfamiliar sensation for people on the left. When you fight for good causes against powerful forces and overwhelming odds, you lose a lot of battles.