If you have known me at all during my life, you will see that I’m pretty much the same as I’ve always been. I’m from Cincinnati, which is a great city that had limited cultural diversity when I grew up. But I was fascinated by people, culture, diversity, language and anything different than “black and white”. So I befriended every foreign exchange student or kid that was somehow a cultural outlier in my school. I was a tour guide for Japanese students in college…. On and on.
In elementary school, it was Preeti, an Indian girl who barely spoke English. In middle school, it was a Japanese guy, in high school, it was Alkis Papadopoulos from Greece. My bud, my homie!!! So he found me today on Facebook. What a trip!!!!! Yay