Category Archives: Random Musings

Living in the Moment

One of the things I love about being a reporter is when you land in a new city, you’re forced to really live in the moment, particularly if you’ve never been there before. All your senses are alive because it’s … Continue reading

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Is the Internet Making You Dumber?

Lots of books have been written about both the positive and negative effects of the internet on our minds and the types of people we are becoming. For balanced, opposing views, I’d recommend Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus and Nicholas Carr’s … Continue reading

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Power – When You Have it and When You Don’t

I’ve been thinking a lot about power recently. Here in Singapore, I watched the government and its ruling party, the PAP (People’s Action Party) hold elections last Saturday. It was the most nervous I’d ever seen the PAP in my … Continue reading

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Taur Matan Ruak and the Cycles of History

This is Major General Taur Matan Ruak, Chief of the Defence Force of Asia’s youngest nation, Timor Leste. He hugged me enthusiastically on the sidelines of the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue. I was thrilled to see him again. Like most … Continue reading

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How Good People Turn Evil – Part 2

After an intense two weeks of research in 8 cities and 3 countries, I’m back in Singapore to process everything I’ve seen and learned. Thank you to all the many friends and newsmakers who helped make the interviews and trips … Continue reading

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