Russia: no longer the Bad Guy?

Before our cruise ship arrived at the port of St. Petersburg in 2017, Russia had been in the American headlines for months. That wasn't unusual: its predecessor, the Soviet Union, made headlines all the time during my father's Foreign Service career promoting American democracy to stem the tide of Communism. The Russians were the Bad…

Five Tips for Surviving a Transatlantic Cruise

My husband and I are completing the first leg of our seven-week vacation: tomorrow morning, after 11 days at sea, our Holland America cruise ship finally docks at mainland Europe. France. Cherbourg. The Nieuw Statendam, which was built in Europe and traveled to Florida for her inaugural Caribbean cruise with Oprah, will have completed her…

Project Neighbours

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by writer Zuzanna Fiminska, creator of Project Neighbours, a series of interviews with people from around the world about diversity and a world fit for purpose. This unique initiative is demostrating that there are many ways to see the world, and that they're all right. Please subscribe…