What a month it’s been. I was wrong; the polls were wrong; the pundits were wrong. There has been a maelstrom of emotion surrounding the recent US election, as you are no doubt aware.
A continuing interest to me is understanding how cities work or don’t work. What shapes cities and how is it that they attain their special character? And what elements of cities most influence their character?
Vietnamese have long been accustomed to considering their doorsteps and streets as a natural extension of their homes. With ground floor shops overflowing onto the street and homes open to the passer-by’s view, what will happen to the Vietnamese daily soap opera that is life, as the urban landscape changes?
Now that the US Presidential election is over, and with it, Hillary Clinton’s political career, it is a good time to examine books which reflect her belief that women can achieve what they want and more.
We are in the season of religious festivities. This was my thought as I started this article but then I looked at interfaith celebration dates throughout the year and saw that from one month to the next the number of holy days is fairly equal and is surprisingly high.