Poem: Call me, call me home Caledonia

Call me, call me home Caledonia Call me, call me home Caledonia Back to the green blankets That marks your glens And shoulders your Lochs The landscape that arouses my spirit Now and for eternity And remains in my mind Sing me a lullaby A sweet Gaelic song 'Aig Cridhe ar Ciúil' The music of [...]

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 [...]

Our Social Fabric…

I love the Budweiser's commercials and especially, when in my Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, we start our module on Food and Beverage Management.  Now I have other disciplines in my class, notably this semester consumer affairs and merchandising, even two students from psychology and one from journalism.  I try to draw parallels and inter-relationships between the [...]

The Push and Pull of Tourism

I enjoy teaching Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality.  Last Thursday, I was talking about customers, stakeholders motivations for travel in defining what tourism really is as we headed into discussing the hospitality sector.  I gave examples about my own motivations and asked them to keep in mind their own reasons to travel and use the [...]