Te Mando Flores

On this cold January day, “Te Mando Flores”, I send you flowers. That’s the title of an upbeat and uplifting song by Colombian Vallenato singer Fonseca. On this cold January day I share with you some of my Colombian heritage and introduce you to the warming sounds of the Vallenato. The Vallenato music is from the northern coast of Colombia. It means, “from the valley”, … Continue reading Te Mando Flores

The Story of the Funeral Home, Coca-Cola, and the Buñuelo

When I look back at my life I have to laugh at some of my quirky memories. One in particular comes to mind. As a child, my parents would send me to Medellin, Colombia every summer to spend it with my relatives. One of the things I would do often during my visits was to spend time at my grandfather’s business. There is where the quirkiness … Continue reading The Story of the Funeral Home, Coca-Cola, and the Buñuelo

Series on Multiculturalism, Cross-Cultural Relationships, and Diversity

Part I: My Passion for All Things International This is the first of a series of three articles on the topic of multiculturalism, cross-cultural relationships, and diversity. In this first posting I share with my readers how and when my interest in this area developed, creating a backdrop for the second article. In the follow-up article I communicate why I feel it is so important and critical to be … Continue reading Series on Multiculturalism, Cross-Cultural Relationships, and Diversity