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I can not understand

I’m in Austin, TX, I’m amazed, and I’m impressed. The downtown of Austin is broken up into two deeply different worlds. One world, which is luxury and wealthy is located by my left hand. I’m sitting on a high chair at the Starbucks, Congress av., downtown Austin. I see the top of the beautiful Capitol building ahead. On Sunday morning I admired hundreds good-looking healthy people who were running around, on Sunday lunch time I was among dozens with Mimosa cocktails, which is sparkling wine and orange juice, in their hands.

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Where Were You When 9/11 Happened?

Where Were You When 9/11 Happened?

It’s an event which will forever define a particular point in our lives.  I had been a reporter for barely 2 years when 9/11 happened.  I had just come home from a long work day, watching the late night local newscast in Manila when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers.  I watched the scene with horror, trying but failing, to make sense of it all.  The image of the towers crashing down will forever be etched in the c

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Antidote

Antidote

Couple of years ago I flew the Atlantic keeping in my hands a book with 89 Hasidic Tales about Holocaust. The author of the book Yaffa Eliach, Holocaust survivor from Lithuania, devoted all her life to record memories of Jewish people who were able to survive. She started searching and recording people in 50ths when many survivors who in Holocaust were still alive. In her book “Tales about Holocaust” she gathered just memories of religious Hasidic people, their stories sounded like a tales, with miracles that came from prayers.

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A Visit to Facebook New York (Who Wants to be a 'Social Media Journalist?')

A Visit to Facebook New York (Who Wants to be a 'Social Media Journalist?')

Facebook’s New York office on Madison Avenue has that young and brash vibe that you would expect from the social networking giant (though a bit underwhelming, I would imagine, compared to its Menlo Park, California headquarters which we will visit in a couple of weeks).

There’s a Facebook Wall filled with graffiti.  Grab some colored felt-tip pens and merrily doodle away.  Madonna signed her name on the wall.  

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HIGH IMPACT JOURNEY: Destination New York

HIGH IMPACT JOURNEY: Destination New York

After three weeks in St. Pauls it was time to hit the road. I call this the “High impact Journey” and this is not because of the cities we will be visiting, which is exciting though, but where we are going and the personalities we will meet. In New York for instance, ProPublica, the New York Times, the Wall street journal, and the UN etc its on the itinerary.

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Postkard from Amerika: A SLICE OF AMERICANA – ON A STICK

 

From farm animals to ferris wheels, and corn to cable cars, the Minnesota State Fair has it all. The fair is probably a microcosm of America – a no-holds-barred display of capitalism, consumerism, politics, resourcefulness and yes, gluttony. I say this without malice, since these are traits that most Americans wear on their sleeves.

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