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January 2007

Dark History, Bright Future in Little Tokyo

Witnessing the dark history of the US incarceration of its own citizens during World War II is a sobering experience at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Not only are we taken into the concentration camps in the US West -- where 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned for more than three years from 1942 to 1945 -- but we are provoked anew regarding the fragility of democracy and our responsibility for preserving it. Read more →


Tax-tracking Business Travel

It's that time of the year again when the W-9s and 1099s start rolling in in anticipation of spring tax season. If you're a business traveler, especially an independent business traveler like me, you're either well-organized and way ahead of the game -- or facing a pile of uncatalogued receipts. So file this advice away now and follow it -- some quick tips for keeping better records on the road. Read more →