I once attended an international gathering where one of my international friends used a common American hand gesture to describe how close his son was to another child. He said, “they are like this,” then linked his two pinky fingers to show they were close friends. Three Chinese friends were visiting the group, two of … Read moreHand Gestures: What Do You Mean?
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz, retired American football player This was the answer to a cryptogram puzzle that I once completed. My first reaction was, “Yes, that’s probably true!” and my second was, “That is SUCH an American statement!” Americans, on the whole, are … Read moreDo You Have Too Much Optimism?