While I wait…

While I wait…

Well, while I wait and prepare for a phone interview this morning, I zipped over to Faith Popcorn's site, Brain Reserve.  I use Popcorn's site both in my understanding of current trends and issues, as well as within the classroom.  I am all about the future and like the game of anticipation.  I love examining [...]

Observations on Applebee’s.

Observations on Applebee’s.

Well, I guess I am weighing in on the Applebee's fiasco.  I teach Hospitality Ethics and this is making for a great case study from various points of view. First, if you haven't read the article or the complete story, you need to do some research.  I have to admit the media today is not [...]

Year of Natural Scotland

http://youtu.be/pI2CrLYrLAk VisitScotland, the national Tourist Board of Scotland has designated this year as the Year of National Scotland. Every year Scotland promotes it brand in unique ways. They have encapsulated the attributes of their brand by affixing the adjectives, Enduring, Dramatic and Human. These words have been around for awhile now and allow for adaptation [...]

Slàinte Mhath to Robert Burns, 25th of January

Slàinte Mhath to Robert Burns, 25th of January

Well Burns night is almost upon us. Going to try to make a nice meal and pull out my Rabbie Burns poetry books, plop a fireplace DVD into the TV or watch Spartacus on Starz... I really do miss my haggis, neeps and tatties. Ode to a Haggis by Robert Burns Fair fa’ your honest, [...]

Promotional Power: A deeper breath…

Promotional Power:  A deeper breath…

There is something to say for having the Internet.  Once and awhile my senses are awaken by gems of video, music and words as they were today when I received a post from VisitScotland.  They were inviting me to SINGLE MALT WHISKY: THE ISLAY 8 + THE FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to [...]

New Presentation in development

The laws of the heart are fickle. Why we love one place over another is  wholly individualistic. What tugs at one heart, doesn’t another. Perhaps this lends credit to the thought that there is no perfection in the world.  Perhaps we need to see past the labels, look beyond the obvious and accept places for what they [...]

Working on….

Sorry all, been away to a conference and then the start of university had me jumping.  But it is back to the grind. Last Spring I was asked to work and present a fifty minute lecture for our fall Ancient Lenses symposium on Greece.  I jumped at the chance, having enjoyed presenting about tourism, tourism [...]