A Walk in the Woods: through a three year old’s eyes

My husband Phil, the “mayor of Theodore Wirth Park” as I like to call him, started taking our grandson on woodland outings after he turned three in October. Wirth Park is the size of Central Park in New York City, over 700 acres, and has large tracks of undeveloped woodland, bogs and lakes. It straddles Minneapolis … More A Walk in the Woods: through a three year old’s eyes

Factory Girl, Chapter 3: Fighting Sexual Harassment—No Lawyers Required

Note: This series is about a cultural immersion experience in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It was cultural immersion because I was new to factory work and for three of the five years that I worked for Control Data Corporation, I worked alongside primarily African-Americans.  I am white (whatever the hell that means; actually … More Factory Girl, Chapter 3: Fighting Sexual Harassment—No Lawyers Required

Why Travel Outside the US (If you are an American)

Today’s post is by guest blogger and friend Linda Feltes. Linda Feltes is a team leader with Xperitas (formerly Global citizens Network) She has ten years experience co-leading groups on cultural immersion travel trips in the US and abroad, in addition to her fulltime job with the State of Minnesota.  I learn something new every time I leave … More Why Travel Outside the US (If you are an American)

Dalat, Vietnam: The Niagara Falls of Vietnam, and a breath of fresh air for tourists

The first time my husband and I went to Vietnam, he found a travel agent working through an agency near Hanoi run by Vietnamese nationals.  Unlike many low resource countries, Vietnam, having fought many wars against colonialists and won, has developed a tourism industry that is run by and employs nationals. Our guide Thanh was … More Dalat, Vietnam: The Niagara Falls of Vietnam, and a breath of fresh air for tourists