When – and how – does a tourist become a traveler?

A few years ago I was painting the exterior of my three-story house. Leaning sideways off my two-story ladder, trying to see how far I could stretch before needing to climb back down to move the… Read More

Is American Youth Wasted? – 4

What’s the matter with kids today? Or should the question be, “What’s the matter with their elders?” [With apologies to Bye Bye Birdie] Compared to their parents and elders, kids are early adaptors. That’s life. The… Read More

Is American Youth Wasted? – 3

Many years ago, former general and outgoing president Eisenhower warned us of the dangers inherent in America’s Military-Industrial complex. Is it past time to watch out for the University-Government-Banking complex? I’ve taught at the university level…. Read More

Is American Youth Wasted? – 2

Today’s thanks go to Barbette Hunter, who found and posted this note on Facebook a few months ago – Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the… Read More

Is American Youth Wasted? – 1

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – I’m surrounded by lots of age 20-30 something Canadians & Aussies, with a handful of Europeans. They’re friendly, knowledgeable, confident and curious. There’s nary an American to be found. The ones you… Read More