Life's journeys are not destinations but rather processes, acts and thoughts within and through experiences. Recently I have compiled my journey to date of building my home, of my spiritual life, and below throughout the world. My CV/resume details my formal educational journey, and my awards and media markers on the road.
I have circumnavigated the world once,
and journeyed to all of the continents except "the cold one." I began my travels with the United States' Peace Corps in 1968. I was a small city boy who had not traveled before.
In my younger days, my philosophy about travel was that I tried to study the language of an area/country before visiting, and that I visit more than "several days" in one location to get a sense of place, to know the people, that they may also get to know me.
Travel is a reciprocating experience.
2017: Liege, Belgium; Luxembourg; Strasburg, France.
2016: Cambodia: Angkor Region of Archeological Temples
2015: Europe: the 3-week, 3-country tour
celebrating my 70 years. Timeline and selfies on Facebook, timeline 2015.
Began in Paris, train to Lyons, train to Geneva and Montreaux, train to Milan where I met my sister adn where we attended Design Week! Fabulous.
2014: Lake Itasca State Park, at the head of the Mississippi River
Selfies at my Itasca retreat at the Old Timers Cabin (1932) on a two mile nature walk,
and at the Lodge for "perch chips" and a beer.
Selfies at the Boston Museum of Fine Art
2007 South Africa
14th International Learning Conference at the University of the Witwatersrand
2007 South Africa National Arts Festival
The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It runs for 11 days in the small university (Rhodes) city of Grahamstown, which is situated in the Eastern Cape. The Festival comprises a Main and a Fringe program, and the program comprises drama, dance, physical theatre, comedy, opera, music, jazz, visual art exhibitions, film, student theatre, street theatre, lectures, craft fair, workshops, and a children’s arts festival.
2012 Europe: the 8 week, 6-country research
Began in Paris on June 21, proceeded to Prague, Warsaw, Geneva, Brussels, York/London and their environs.
Timeline and selfies also on Facebook, timeline 2012.
San Francisco, California 2009
Google I/O, Asian Art Museum, Proposition 8
South Africa 2007
Study trip and tour of Buenos Aires
(Flash tour to music!)
2005 Argentina & Uruguay
Iguazu Falls, Misiones Jesuíticas,
Montevideo & Colonia, Uruguay
Tuscany tour to music! |
L'Aquila and the SSGRR Conference (composite photo) | Rome! (Composite photo)
2001 Pipestone Minnesota
An excursion into Southwest Minnesota
and native territory.
A trip of a lifetime--all in Beijing. The two weeks were plenty to visit friends, a local park, temples, palaces, Tiananmen Square, the summer palace, the Peking Opera, Peking University, the University of International Business and Economics (my hosts), the Great Wall, and to just walk the streets and be part of the scene. Of course, my travel is not a one way street, and I enjoyed being known as well as knowing.
The series of seven montages of photos were taken with a digital camera on my trip to Beijing November 1999. I went both for my "summer" vacation as well as to pursue two projects. I furthered work on the Chinese translations of "Study Guides" and continued research on Gypsy/Roma immigration into China in the 12th Century, about the same time they emigrated out of northwestern India into Eastern Europe.
October 24-30, 1999: Hawaii
You will see friends, colleagues, and even a stranger. I attended the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education's WebNet 99 - World Conference on the WWW and Internet in Honolulu. I stayed in Lanikai on the windward side of the island at a lovely Bed & Breakfast, a block off of the beach with a friend --with flower in the photo. Favorite memory: sunrise walks on the beach, riding with friends around the island, each other.
Carmen, Yucatan Mexico, 1999
Just a "spring" break with an old high school friend.
1987: Jamaica, Peru, Brazil
1987/88: Circumnavigating the world
Hawaii, Figi, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, London
Summer 1978: England and Wales
A trip with an old high school friend and my first trip since returning from a stint in the Peace Corps in West Africa. We met in London, but then I proceeded to Cardiff and a walking tour through Wales.
1968- 71: Peace Corps, Sub-Saharan Africa
Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso (La Haute-Volta), Mali, Niger, Benin (Dahomey): Volunteer with les Corps de la Paix Américain/American Peace Corps .
Soutouboua, Togo April 1971
(with students & neighbors)
At the Zürich Hauptbahnhof October 1984
London, England January 1989
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Bloomington, MN 1991 with my dog Tchaddie
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Summer 1998
Grahamstown, South Africa June 2007
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France April 2009
Returned from England and Wales, 1978
(and from a stint homeless at Gatwick without money where I missed my flight)
Sydney, Australia January 1987
Szentendre, Hungary June 1991
Beijing, China November 1999
At the Yu Opera, Henan Clapper Opera or 'Henan High Tune' (Hunan), Beijing, China November 1999
Buenos Aires, Argentina March 2005
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA September 2008 (with "Democracy" ice sculpture and State Capitol)
Great Britain, 2006 & 2012
France, 1976, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2017
Germany, 1976, 1982, 1992
Italy, 1976, 2003, 2105
Belgium, 1976, 2012, 2017
Luxembourg, 1976, 2017
Netherlands, 1976, 1992
Switzerland, 1976, 2012, 2015
Czech Republic, 1992, 2012
Việt Nam, 2016
South Africa, 2007
Cote d’Ivoire, 1970
Bukina Faso (L’Haute Volta), 1970
Benin (Dahomey), 1970
U.S. Virgin Islands, 1968
New Zealand, 1986
Manitoba, many years
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan, 1999
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan, 2008
Florida, 1990, 91, 92
Illinois, many years
Iowa, many years
Kentucky, many years
New York, 1969, 97
North Dakota 2013+
Virginia, 1994, 97
West Virginia, 1997
Washington, D.C., many times
Wisconsin, many times