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!

Hope During Uncertainty

Oregon, United States https://youtu.be/vYEIWzT0ObA I just had the extreme privilege of being the closing keynote speaker for Relocate Global's 2020 Great International School and Education Fair. It brought together some of my favorite authors, coaches, and speakers in the globally mobile and cross-cultural world to share wisdom insight and knowledge. Closing out a conference is … Continue reading Hope During Uncertainty

Brexit & Zero-Sum Games

Pordenone, Italy https://youtu.be/pNlXzusw49M I recently flew through London’s Heathrow airport, and I happened to land on the first day of the UK’s official withdrawal from the European Union. I must admit, I didn’t necessarily feel like things felt any more British than usual… which isn’t surprising. But it made me think about the reality that … Continue reading Brexit & Zero-Sum Games

Global Village

Dubai, United Arab Emirates https://youtu.be/kHV8aYRkMvk This week I am in Dubai, and one thing that I always try to make time for while in Dubai is a stop at Global Village. Global Village is a pretty large park on the outskirts of the city that recreates famous architecture, food, and even dances from various countries … Continue reading Global Village


Bahrain https://youtu.be/SxUiyv6YPZ8 I’ve just landed in Bahrain and I feel a deep sense of shame. Not at being in Bahrain, that’s pretty exciting – I feel shame for my behavior on arrival as I cleared immigration. You see I’ve been to Bahrain before, though it’s been a few years – and I am fortunate enough … Continue reading Complacency

Home for the Holidays

Oregon, United States https://youtu.be/mc_XtJBxxFw We’re nearing the end of what much of Western culture considers the holiday season… and I have been on the ground, in the same country, for THIRTY-SEVEN DAYS. That’s a really long time for me. I learned a while ago that change almost always causes some degree of stress – but … Continue reading Home for the Holidays