Driven to praise, driving me nuts: a US-Vietnam traffic comparison

Anyone who knows me or has read my work knows that I can be severely critical of my home country. My criticism is motivated by anger at injustice and hypocrisy. It’s also because I care. There are so many avoidable problems, ...
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The Man Who Exposed the Truth About the Tiger Cages: Donald Sanders Luce (1934-2022)

Don Luce, who passed away on November 17, 2022, a week before the US Thanksgiving, at the age of 88 in Niagara Falls, NY, was a kindred spirit and one of my heroes on a decidedly short list....
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Giving childhood back to our children

"When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit." "It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a ...
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More Vietnamese Studying in the USA

Vietnam Still Primarily an Undergraduate Market But with Growing Interest in Graduate Study...
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Gun violence: An international educator’s moral quandary

Shortly after arriving in the US in late May for a month of business and personal visits, after two-and-a-half years of limited international travel, I noticed an unusual message on my Facebook feed. A US international recruitment colleague questioned his ...
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Vietnam needs to get wise about being healthy and wealthy

It has been my privilege to live in Vietnam for 16 years, nearly 40 percent of my adult life....
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Global citizenship is about more than intercultural skills

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” – Thomas Paine. The international education profession, especially in the United States, has devoted untold pages, bytes and conference sessions to the red ...
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