Family Friday: A Child’s Insight to Intercultural Appreciation

I originally posted this in 2008, when my now college freshman son was just seven-years-old. Just reading it brings back the image…and the stress of getting a delightful, curious child anywhere! And reminders about intercultural appreciation are always good. And talk about greeting every new day as a gift! Short Film: The Walk to the…

Perspective

Some days when it’s time to write I feel like Andy McDowell in “Sex, Lies and Videotape” when she’s talking to her therapist about how sad and paralyzed she gets by reading the paper and seeing the children getting hurt on the news. That’s what it feels like waking up to the horrors of what’s happening…

A Primer for Brazilians on USAmerican Hospitality: The Summer Barbecue

I learned a few weeks ago that there were going to be 800 students from Brazil in Chicago this summer, studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois Chicago and University of Chicago. I immediately sent a proposal to IIT to offer a workshop on Communicating and Socializing with USAmericans. They need to…