Tag: immigrants

Not the right kind of immigrant for Ireland

Earlier this year, I visited Ireland for the first time to trace my family history. I spent nearly one month traveling around that amazing country, and after a lifetime of trying to find myself by looking in all the wrong places (read about that here), I had finally found what I have……

Adrift no longer

While studying philosophy in college, I developed an interest in Eastern thought as expressed through Confucianism and especially religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. For a few years, I took every course offered that had anything to do with India. I read the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, and to this day, I still……


In October 2015, on a quiet Sunday morning in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, a brawl erupted between Turks and Kurds in front of the Turkish embassy. About 600 people were involved in the fight, which broke out as the two groups were set to cast absentee ballots in the Turkish general election: