Dr. Neil Turner is a Renaissance Man who has turned his unique talents and skill-set into a master-key that has unlocked far more than most academics and free thinkers can imagine! We dug into his ever-expanding decade-long ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil and, among other things he helped me in my struggle to understand the Racism Vs. Classism debate and debacle that plagues my mind in Brazil. More importantly, he opens up about the other components that fill in his success as a bi-lingual:
The way he breaks down how he explored the country he was interested in is a blueprint for people interested in moving to a new culture! Continue reading
Over that past few months I’ve done more and more podcasts. Quite a few people have asked me how to start. It’s far easier than you think. Showtime! ~>
The topics change every session, but my first
PD (Philosophy Dinner), that has been renamed with a more inclusive title of Meaningful Discussions was in Shanghai, China and the topic was Death And Transcendence. I sat down at a table with a diverse group of people from around the world and really dug into the nooks and crannies of our thoughts.
From to The Travel Guru to D.L. Hughley to Zane, Tanai and her family have been blazing trails all over the internet and the world! We had a bread time talking about all of the things that went into her decision to take her children on a global adventure. We also spent time digging into the more precious, and deeper areas of the life she has now, and the life she was once resigned to.
I first heard about Mandisa Lateefah Thomas during a CNN segment called Confessions Of A Black Atheist. Today she was featured in the CBS segment Openly Secular, http://www.cbsnews.com/common/video/cbsnews_video.swf. Turns out, Mandisa is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. She also serves on the boards for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Coalition for America. I decided that she and I needed to have a chat!
I met Bobby long after he had earned the title of Chef, but long before he was a celebrity on Hells Kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsay. He’s been a bright shining start in the lives of many! Just days before what would become another culinary victory for him, we sat down surrounded by over four feet of snow to talk about where he is, and where he’s going! Listen up! ~>