Hometown: northern Indiana
January 8, 2013
Hi, I work on some of the important but less-than-fun global problems -- for the past few years, it's been strategies to end global hunger -- and am a leisure traveler when possible and an armchair traveler when not. Last place visited: Patan, Nepal.
South and Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Women's issues. Art. Eastern philosophies (about which I know little). Also, things that make each community or culture or perspective distinctive -- for example, Rwanda is the only country in the world whose legislature has a female majority. Patan, Nepal, experienced "temple-building fever" in the 16th century -- so today, high school students lounge on the steps of Hindu and Buddhist temples.
I think the most important missing piece in my "globalization" is that I too rarely get out and enjoy the resources in DC. I'd like to participate in something more than visit exhibits (though that can be great too) and learn/experience specific things (e.g., specific aspects of how India's history affects the society today, as opposed to a lecture on "An Overview of Indian History" that may be too broad, shallow, and/or general (and probably, long!). Of course food is an attraction -- I'm a vegan, but that just means that often "ethnic" cuisines offer more choices (or any choices at all) than the "American" places.
Hi & Happy New Year, Michele! Welcome to the DMV Intuitive Introverts or "Intuverts". Our group is a diverse group of interesting and gifted individuals that enjoy good food, good company, good information and interesting experiences. Please feel free to ask questions, start a discussion, or propose future events. We look forward to meeting you.
Great, I'll see you on Friday at the Nat Hist Museum for the MLK Day event!
Welcome to your new adventure-filled life w/ DC Global Adventurers!! Where are you from in Indiana?? I'm from Pleasant Lake, it's close to Ft. Wayne... :-) Small world!
We've got lots of great events coming up in January. I hope to see you at an event soon!
P.S. If you’re thinking about joining our March trip to Morocco, I encourage you to attend the One Night in Casablanca dinner on Jan 19. There’s only 2 weeks left to RSVP, so let me know if you have questions!