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1st Anniversary Edition: the Top 7 Downloads

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the launch of the World to the Wise podcast. For me personally, it’s been more fun than should be legal – to talk to so many fascinating people, hear their stories, and pass these stories on to you so we can all grow and be challenged together. Challenged to […]

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A Family Ruined for the Ordinary

Meet my friend Dwane Thomas. Dwane and I have known each other for a number of years, and both live and work in the greater Nashville area. But this interview comes to you from Athens, Greece, where Dwane and his family, along with Becky and myself, have been volunteering with and observing some of the […]

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Pickpockets and Perspective

It happened to me. Again. I was planning on keeping this latest incident to myself. Part of it was embarrassment, which really means pride. I should have seen it coming. I’m a seasoned traveler. I just published a podcast episode on being a wise traveler, for crying out loud. The first time was in Lima, Peru, […]

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An Oasis in Athens

What a week it has been here in Athens. Last week I shared with you some of our observations of the city itself. That was before our work with the refugees began. In this week’s episode we share some of their stories — not only from the camps, but from some of the people reaching […]

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Hopeful and Hopeless in Athens

My wife and I have been in Athens for a week. We’ve experienced a bizarre juxtaposition of emotion and experience: on one hand, we’re seriously exploring the possibility of including this great city in a World to the Wise cultural tour at some point in the future, so we spent the first few days exploring […]

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The Wise Traveler

In this episode, brought to you from Athens, Greece, I ask the question: Is there a right and a wrong way to travel? I would say yes. There’s not just one right way and one wrong way, however. Find out some of the characteristics of what I call the wise traveler. With the magnificent, world-shaping city of […]

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The Fiddler Is Still on the Roof

While browsing through hundreds of photos on a computer at home, looking for a good photo of my mother for Mothers’ Day, I came across this photo of myself as Tevye in Lifesong Theatre Group‘s production of Fiddler on the Roof. The next morning, I turned on NPR in the car and got in on […]

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