“Harley Rider” Event Broadens Definition of Culture in Intercultural Communications

I got an unexpected lesson in Cross-Cultural Communications last week at the “Almost Home” celebration at Kegel Harley Davidson in Rockford, IL.  Looking across the field of hundreds of ‘bikers’ wearing faded Levi’s and t-shirts, I felt consciously aware of my striped Capri pants and tailored shirt.  “There are no other children here,” I also…

Marketing Hoegaarden in Dutch to Americans in the Universal Language of Beer

 As I was getting onto the Kennedy in downtown Chicago this week a billboard caught my attention.  It was a 10+ story high image of a tall, presumably icy cold, glass of Hoegaarden beer.  Sure, it caught my attention because it was really hot and the beer promised to be very refreshing.  But mostly because…

Sorrow

It was less than two weeks ago that Ka-duc Luong wrote here about his experience fleeing from Cambodia as a baby with his mother, and told of her incredible bravery and perseverance to save her family.  My deepest sympathies now go out to Kai and his family, upon learning that his mom has unexpectedly passed…