I love to study culture.
Since my childhood days traveling to and from Australia, where I lived for five years with my family, to my twelve years living in Europe, to my numerous travels to five continents, I have been fascinated by the human patchwork of our planet. As a language freak, history buff and musician, I am well versed in the various elements that make up culture – geography, art, history, politics, religion, language, and many more. Speaking of languages, as I have learned and taught multiple languages over the years, I’ve begun to see some patterns and mindsets that prevent people from the success they are looking for. So I wrote an ebook: How to Learn a Foreign Language: 7 Tips for Making the Daunting Doable.
Having been back in my native United States for more than twenty years, I have grown concerned about the increasing polarization of American culture. Hence the founding of World to the Wise, whose mission is to equip and inspire others with a broader world view and build bridges of understanding and appreciation of the cultural spectrum. I love to talk about what I call ‘cultural intelligence’ wherever I go – be it in the classroom, among educators, businesses and organizations, churches, leisure travelers – based on the principle that we understand ourselves better when we seek to understand others. Under the umbrella of World to the Wise, my wife, Becky, and I lead periodic cultural tours to Europe, providing life-changing and eye-opening experiences for people of all ages.
I am the proud patriarch of three sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. I’m a serious tea drinker, love movies (especially historical), tennis, and have recorded numerous CD’s in French and English, as well as sung on many other recordings in multiple languages. Becky and I are spoiled to have all three of our sons and their families living in Nashville, Tennessee.
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