Monthly Archives: February 2011

Essay: The Swiss are early risers

It is 29 years since I first arrived in Switzerland when I was recruited by a Geneva-based U.N. specialized agency.  In those days, the housing market was as tough for new arrivals as it is today, taking a considerable amount … Continue reading

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Essay: The young man in Jakarta: was he a saint or an idiot?

The world’s great teachings have been passed down from generation to generation over thousands of years.  Before they arrived at what they are today, they have gone through different interpretations and systematizations by different individuals against the backdrop of various … Continue reading

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