New Travel Posts Coming Soon

I just returned from a little over six weeks of travel which included Kauai, Hawaii; the UK; France; Belgium; and the Netherlands. Over the next week or so, I will be sharing some of my experiences through photos and writing.

Kauai was absolutely stunning. The five week European portion of my travels produced a lot of interesting and real content and reflection, and I look forward to sharing it with you soon!

I am happy to be back in beautiful and peaceful Oregon!

 

Working from Lyon, France

I recently returned from beautiful Lyon, France, where I worked for a month. It was great to be in France again and I look forward to returning in May. I stayed in a renovated apartment in a 16th century building (in historic Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO world heritage site). It had a unique staircase, which was built without a core.

a rue Lainerie staircase
a rue Lainerie staircase | source: Photo-Seb.net

 

Here are some photos that I took during my stay:

Diplomacy and Empathy

A good diplomat will always try to put himself in the position of the person with whom he is negotiating, to understand his objectives and needs, and try to imagine what he would wish, do, and say, under those circumstances.

— Satow’s Diplomatic Practice