When fleeing war and destruction, people act decisively and powerfully. Though they break free from the land, their hearts are often left behind. Reliving the emotions of the times, Anh Tran tells of her family’s escape out of Vietnam during the 1975 Fall of Saigon. After the tears come resolution, hard work, and the resilience to make life work in a strange new land...along with the kindness of strangers.
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Praveen Shanbhag is a smart guy with a PhD in Philosophy. Like most philosophers, he spends time asking good questions. Questions like, “why can’t universities (who employ really smart people) pronounce the names of their students correctly at graduation ceremonies?” Unlike most philosophers, Praveen went beyond asking; this son of Indian immigrants started a company to help us get each other’s names right. We have a name for that: Genius!