Born and raised in western US, higher education began at Earlham College, Indiana and concluded (thus far) at Aichi University of Fine Arts, Japan.
Fascination with language since childhood took me from stilted textbook Spanish to colloquial Japanese, try-hard Korean and Chinese, laughable Thai, atrocious Arabic, on-location Newari; as well as introduced me to cultures within cultures and opened endless doors for eye- and mind- opening experiences.
To be continued. . .
Interests: Languages, cultures, particularly Asian.
On the mundane side, natural gardening and landscape concepts.
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