Archives for April 2011

Adjusting to Home Again (Every Time)

Yesterday was a "re-entry" day for me. Unpacking bags. Washing clothes. A little grocery shopping. Settling back in at home after 2 1/2 weeks away. Feeling jet-lagged, without even changing time zones. I travel a lot, so should probably be used to ... Read More

Stories from the trash

We all know that storytelling is an excellent way to share family histories and culture values, and I'm always interested in finding new ways to help people connect and relate to each other through their stories. This past weekend I had the ... Read More

Ugly American? Not me!

"I am not a typical ugly American!" When I was much younger, I really believed this statement and was eager to prove it. I wanted to distance myself from the stereotype of the loud, brash, pushy American tourist and blend in to the cultures in the ... Read More