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About me

Industry Human Resources
Occupation intercultural facilitator
Location Mt. Shasta, California, United States
Introduction ~I've just retired from 30 years in CA public education (25+ in both international and domestic programs), where I learned a whole lot from diverse experiences & loved my students dearly. I've been a community college counselor, and an instructor, but have taught from university to pre-K. I owe much to my intercultural training, and a generous and eclectic number of mentors/mentees. I enjoy facilitating classes, leading workshops, and being alive to help with creating a sane world. Best of all, I love to network with other interesting folks on a broad number of useful topics. I'm blessed to live in the rural mountainous woods a bit off I-5 w/family and an extended o'hana. I have travelled in SE Asia, Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, Mexico, & Guatemala, so far.
Interests ~sharing multicultural training resources, simplicity, connections
Favorite Movies ...those that provoke empathy and thoughtful intercultural discussions, i.e., Enlightenment Guaranteed, Whalerider, Say I Do, Forrest Gump, Friends, Danny Deckchair, Where the Green Ants Dream, Kurosawa's work, Monty Python's, Harold and Maude, Starman, The Secret Garden, Tootsie, Robin Williams'work
Favorite Music Wouldn't this date me instantly!? Though actually, I really enjoy Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Dan Fogelberg, old Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, jazz fusion, blues, ethnic/world music, and serene classics. What are your favorites?
Favorite Books ...those which promote multicultural understanding and action...see i.e. blog

Sponges and tongues are frequently misspelled. Is it because both are thirsty?

Good question for an intercultural communication workshop or a diversity circle...