Hong Kong: Hyper-speed Modernity Superimposed on Ancient Culture
Flying into Hong Kong, signs of the modern economy abound. Container ships ply the seas next mining operations on small islets. Massive infrastructure projects in progress: bridges, causeways, high rise residential buildings, a water treatment plant.
The Bane and the Beauty: A Hawai’i Anectdote
Bidding farewell to my family at the airport I was confronted with a flood of mixed emotions; sadness, guilt, trepidation, excitement. The ensuing hours seemed somehow to embody contradictions of our existence, the bane and the beauty.