College Bound

This fall, like thousands of other parents, I will take my baby to school, just as I have hundreds of other times, but this time will be different. This September, I’ll drop my little girl off at school, but I won’t be picking her up later that afternoon—no, this time she’s off to college, where she will likely remain until…


On a chilly Tuesday in March of 1986, the last king of Rwanda stepped into a tea room in Pasadena. Twenty-five years after fleeing his throne, eight years before a genocide in his country, King Kigeli V spent a quiet afternoon sipping a blend of Indian and Kenyan teas and dining on finger sandwiches at Rose Tree Cottage.