Portland, Oregon, USA https://youtu.be/Q3PiqN24qnw In general, most of us take a lot for granted… and it’s good advice to try not to: to instead be intentional about recognizing the good things we have going for us, and be grateful for them. Strangely enough, though, there are circumstances where taking things for granted is actually a … Continue reading Two Systems of Thought
Episode 22: Brazenly venturing down a difficult path, Chris and Jerry confront disagreements head-on with a surprising mix of identity issues, bathing costumes, and cross-cultural skills.
Episode 21: With a bad sense of direction and a growing appreciation for cold water, Diesel and Returning for more excitement, Amanda Bates (theblackexpat.com) rejoins Chris and Jerry for a wild ride through movie sequels, managed expectations, Beverly Hills, and wisdom gleened from various TV series.
Making the Holidays Bright!
Episode 19: Diesel and Clooney attempt to keep the holidays just the right amount of dangerous by managing expectations, balancing the implicit and explicit, and improvising cliff jumps.
Moving Tips, Technology, and the Trouble with Trollville…
Episode 16: Jerry shares tips he's learned from his recent cross-country move, Chris tries to create new catchphrases, and both the boys tackle technology.
Our First Smorgasbord!
Episode 15: Chris and Jerry take on a melange of topics ranging from jet-lag and the weather to clothing and swear-words in this tasty little buffet of thoughts seasoned with cultural musings.
Scuba-Diving Villages as well as Adoption, Racism, and other Hard Conversations…
Episode 14: When you find someone who is willing to have the hard conversations AND walk alongside you, you bring them on the podcast at once! Chris and Jerry are joined by the truly insighftul Dr. Laura Anderson (www.drlauraanderson.com) for a dive into some deep, timely, and relevant issues.
Race, assumptions we make, and food-related metaphors
Episode 13: The incredbile Amanda Bates (theblackexpat.com) joins Chris and Jerry for a winding conversational journey through forced subjegation to choral interpretation, the complexity of racial issues, defense of the Olive Garden, and so much more. It's an eye opening, mouthwatering episode!
Leaping into the unknown with Sundae Schneider-Bean
Episode 11: Chris and Jerry get to delve into the unknown with the marvelously talented Sundae Schneider-Bean (www.sundaebean.com) to decide whether or not planning is overrated, and explore the losses (both good and bad) as well as the gains that come with moving into the expat lifestyle - all seasoned with an occasional Scottish brogue!
Ikea, diseases as a teaching aid, and amazing TCK insights from the expert: Michael Pollock!
Episode 10: Joining Chris and Jerry in the virtual studio is the one and only Michael Pollock! Co-author of the most recend edition of "Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds," Executive Director of Interaction Internaitonal, and an all around amazing guy, Michael purveys wisdom and heart, and we're fortunate to capture … Continue reading Ikea, diseases as a teaching aid, and amazing TCK insights from the expert: Michael Pollock!