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As our world becomes smaller–through social media, immigration, relocation, or travel–we will find ourselves bumping up against culture clash, cultural difference more and more. Understanding the role that culture plays in our lives, often unconsciously, will become even more important. These “three Cs” guide each post: Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage Through my writing, I want you, my reader, to increase your curiosity in the cross-cultural “other,” and through that curiosity come to understand better your own culture, and your place in it. But curiosity must be partnered with compassion, or it’s just being nosy. And to do that, courage is often required. Are you ready?
2020-06-29 12:01
One of the many benefits of having written a blog for the past seven years is that it gives me access to the living rooms of hundreds of people I’d otherwise not have had. And today I… Read More
2020-06-24 04:41
  “In light of recent events, a lot of people are now feeling a very visceral response in how they show up in this world, and how they see it from our lens,” says… Read More
2020-06-10 04:07
Saturday, lightning struck our street.   We were luckier than some on our street; we only lost our modem.  The folks down about a half mile had fire spewing out of their electrical… Read More
2020-06-03 04:19
This is George Floyd’s face. Most of us know of him from the viral video of his death under the knee of  Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis policeman. Or from the news media cover… Read More
2020-05-27 04:15
I’m musing a lot lately. Pondering, imagining, wondering. Are you musing more these days, too?  I find it’s a calm, curious place to be. No compelling urge to explore; I jus… Read More
2020-05-20 04:02
So I’ve got a conflict to toss around. Sort of. Not the “difficult conversation” type conflict I’ve been so focused on of late. — or rather had been before my a… Read More
2020-05-13 04:03
  Another acronym has found me. They do that alot, from my use of CD (first for Cultural Differences, then for Civil Discourse) to my three Cs: curiosity, compassion, and courage. … Read More

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