Someone called me a ‘provocateur’ this morning. At that moment, I didn’t know whether to splash him in the (morning) hot tub (after my daily lap swim), to punch him in the nose, or to thank him. After an instant, thinking about it, I exclaimed, “You know what? You’re quite right!”
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Italian Hand Gestures
How many of these gestures do you know?
To my dear friends with Italian ancestry (or anyone, for that matter):
Are any of these Italian hand gestures familiar to you? Second-nature? Instinctive? American? Universal? I’m curious. What do you think? Anyone?
The Travel Psychology of Laughter
The Travel Psychologist’s Take
Funny is funny no matter what the reason, who is involved, or what the consequences are. Whether at your expense, or due to your intentions, when people have a laugh, it matters not at all, the who, the what, the why or the how. If it’s funny, people will laugh. Again, no matter if they are laughing at you, because of you, or in spite of you, the effect is the same, for better or for worse, the experience becomes memor-able. It becomes etched in stone and never, ever really and truly forgotten.
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The Magic of
What Travel Does for Me
That Is Unique to Travel
That Only Travel Allows
Me to Do
Travel sets the stage—the world becomes my stage—upon which I can create and act out alternative ME’s, relatively free from the constraints that my ordinary, mundane more controlled, more predictable, and more restricted life at home does not normally permit me—give me free rein—to do.
And why is that?
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