‘Are you an important person?’

Think about this question: “Are you an important person?" Now, think about how you would answer this question. Leave aside your actual answer for a moment and consider what informs your understandings of what makes a person important: is it achievement, education, "success", wealth, kindness, wisdom, community service ...? Is it by simply being a …

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A path to better news consumption

In an age of mindless doom-scrolling, app alerts and algorithms, it's important for us to retain (or regain) control of our news consumption. We have infinite information at our fingertips but often feel bombarded by information we don't want and coerced into consuming content we don't need. To gain more from media, we can seek …

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The buried past: A journey off the beaten path to Pol Pot’s grave

Appeared in The Edge Review (Malaysia), 2014 By SHANE WORRELL / Anlong Veng, Cambodia If I had gazed too long at the gigantic casino – which, as it ascends skyward, interrupts the view of a splendid landscape – I might have missed the small, rusted sign opposite. After driving around admiring green fields, picturesque mountains …

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