Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
I opened this website in 2012, seeing it as a hub for discussion of the many ways culture impacts our lives and to introduce my memoir, At Home on the Kazakh Steppe, to readers.
Since then, it has evolved to include my weekly Blog, And So It Goes, with stories that celebrate cross-cultural curiosity both at home and abroad. I’ve added a Learn More page with additional information on the various themes from the memoir including the importance of cross-cultural curiosity, Kazakhstan, the Peace Corps, Stuttering, Friendship, and Travel. I’ve now got an extended About the Author page, offering pictures and juicy tidbits of my life’s story (or not), and the requisite Contact page where you can leave me a friendly message, to which, I vow, I shall reply.