“Would you like to try our iced Chai Latte?” Probably not or I would have ordered it. How about a nice cold tea with milk? It’s all in the marketing I have an MBA and I consulted for the Small Business Development Center for the State of Arizona for a few years, so I totally […]
Free food! There’s always a catch right? In America ‘free’ never happens. The American experience looks something like this, “Free’ appetizer” (with two full-priced meals); “One month free” (with 12-month subscription); “Free trial” ($19.99/month automatically billed after the first month). That’s not free, that’s just a larger ‘portion’ for the full price or a lure […]
Trying to argue with someone who does not speak great English when you don’t speak their language is, I’m not sure of the word, somewhere between infuriating and amusing. Cheaters! In my former life as a visiting professor at foreign universities, I was in this position several times. Most memorably when my students were cheating. […]
Over coffee this morning, I was having a lovely argument with my mother. It was about why she really wants to learn Spanish but “just doesn’t have the time”. This a subject I seem to be endlessly discussing with people who ‘want’ but ‘can’t’ learn a language. Learning a language takes time So, yes, learning […]
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This is what makes Italy great A culture of tranquility Italian culture seems to be designed for relaxing. Not all the time, they work hard and get things done of course, but at the end of the day, or a long lunch, or a day off, tranquility prevails; slowly sipping coffee or wine, hours long […]
When we decided to leave Flagstaff, Arizona and begin our year of travels, we thought we had it all figured out. B (my oldest son who doesn’t want me to use his name on the Internet) was set to head over to China and start teaching English. And C (my youngest who is jumping on […]
Stay-at-home orders that require us to stay in place don’t lessen the desire to wander, explore, and experience. This week’s travel from home installment takes us to the picturesque Faroe Islands, on a safari to see some majestic beings, and into the vibrant tulip fields. We might not be able to leave our home, but […]