For a small group of World War II veterans, the man's political accomplishments are dwarfed by the lengths he went to, and the incredible courage he exhibited, in keeping them alive over the course of several white-knuckle days during the height of the war in the Pacific.
I refuse to waste my time wading into the muck of the JFK assassination controversies. It is not that I lack curiosity about American history. But nothing that I uncover would surprise me or alter my view of my country.
When music is taught in school, it offers a crucial link to the outside world -- to one of the most prominent facets of our culture. It acts as a bridge from the classroom to the community.
JFK WTF? you say. Well, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Join me in the way-back machine for a thought experiment in JFK alternate history.
I am frightfully sorry to hear about the heart attack that felled your husband, the multi-millionaire landowner in Kwekwe Midlands province, Zimbabwe, and must apologize for this belated reply. But you see, you've written me at a most inopportune time.
n my career in entrepreneurship education, the concept of finding your niche is one of the most important lessons I try to impart to my students. Today, Viv operates the only spa with a Turkish-fish massage in Ho Chi Minh City.
I had the privilege of hearing Louis Zamperini speak at a local church. At age 93, he was not only entertaining but inspiring. In the overflowing church, Louis asked for all war veterans to stand.
I feel certain that Vietnam will soon become one of the most enterprising and freest places to live in the world. And we should all feel confident with students and teachers like these at the helm.
Let's make this Veterans Day a time to recommit to our values, as we honor those who served and those who work hard every day, whose jobs, living standards and rights are on the line.
"I have always really been interested in voices that aren't heard in America. One might say marginalized voices. I was in my formative years during the Vietnam War. When Trieu and I had that lunch, he had a very unique story to tell."
What is often missed in the ongoing debate over the Philippines' economic trajectory is the necessity to revive the educational sector which is crucial to producing a high-quality workforce for high-end investments from abroad.
It wasn't hard to find another small businessman to interview in Vietnam. Trugyn is one of the top tour guides in the country. He was born at such an important time in Vietnam's history -- it was 1960, in a small village at the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975.
The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.
My generation was lied to by our leaders, and we lived in fear of being drafted, and some our buddies who were, didn't come back. I say all this because I, we, need to help shoulder what happened during that time. I suggest everyone, especially twenty-somethings, go see Tracers.
People in the States are living longer and I am not alone, either in my memories or my nostalgia. And so the conversations will no doubt be coming or ...
Instead of the Affordable Care Act becoming President Obama's Waterloo, the Kochs' war against it may turn out to be their Iraq. Who, after all, believes Bush actually intended to strengthen Iran and the Shia?