I Went to Paris and the Frenchest Man on the Planet Made Me See the World Differently

Last week I went to Paris with Huawei to sit in on a two day conference about the Beauty of Technology. There were two days of speakers, about a half hour each, and some of it was very high level tech speak but we’ve entered a moment in history where high level tech speak affects every part of our daily lives. 5G is coming and it matters more than you can imagine. We hear folks talk about the The Internet of Things and I’ve been rolling my eyes at that …

I’ll Take a Paris with a Little Bit of China Please

The morning after the Pulse Massacre I was on a plane to Paris as a guest of Huawei for their annual conference. On my way to the airport a man was arrested with a small arsenal. He was headed to Pride in West Hollywood. With my heart heavy I left my family and my country as I had a job to do and I think I did it well. I attended a two day conference and will likely have a year’s worth of content from the presentations given. Everything from levitating high …

#JusticeForHarambe: Group Think and Lack Thereof

In the past 24 hours I’ve heard the following: He was protecting the child. Why didn’t the mother watch him? Arrest her. Take her other children away. Where is CPS? Why didn’t they use a tranquilizer dart? A tazer? A Change.org petition signed by tens of thousands of Mrs. Kravitz’ on the Internet asserts that something is terribly wrong at home: We the undersigned want the parents to be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life. We the undersigned feel the child’s …

Who Owns Elotes?

In my kitchen there is a piece of art that I bought from someone called Old Chola. It’s a picture of elotes. I bought it because it’s a local artist who made a beautiful screenprint of a food that’s marked some of the greatest days of my family’s lives. Some people would say that elote is corn. Others would say it is street corn. Still others will say that calling it street corn is offensive because that’s just how corn is served in Mexico and that I’m guilty of cultural appropriation. …