Rediscover the World and Celebrate Diversity

Angel Fire, NM. I recently gave a presentation with this title, “Rediscover the World and Celebrate Diversity,” at the Shuter Library of Angel Fire in the lovely mountain resort town of Angel Fire, NM. This is a newly developed talk based on my book, Voice of a Voyage: Rediscovering the World During a Ten-year Circumnavigation. Because I knew there would be members of the audience who had heard me speak in Taos previously, I wanted something new and different for them.

See how many of the following languages with which I greeted the audience that you can identify. Spellings have been anglicized.

Buenas  noches             Bula

    Geiá sas              Gude   

           Malo e leilei      ia orana

        Merhaba         Buona sera

Talofa  lava         Salam alekom

 Oldem wanem         Bon soir

I’ll give the answers but you’ll have to read on first.

My next presentation will be October 3, 10:30 a.m. at the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) GAM outside Annapolis, MD. Here’s a link to their website: Entitled “Sail Out of the Box and into a Local Harbor,” this presentation will be geared to sailors who are sailing or plan to sail to other countries.

Note that I have several presentations, all accompanied by a PowerPoint of slides and video clips, that have been well-received in many places including New Delhi, India! Here’s a link with more information and reviews of  my presentations and  Voice of a Voyage:

dha at marathon for LInkedIn

A Presentation for the Marathon Yacht Club, Marathon, FL in March 2015.

There is no charge for nonprofit organizations, and I donate a percentage of the profits from the sale of Voice of a Voyage at their event. I also am happy to talk to school classes from elementary through high school. While a few of the talks are custom designed for sailors or those interested in sailing, neither the book nor the majority of my presentations focus on sailing, rather they are about the world out there, thus of interest to diverse audiences.

Back to Angel Fire for a minute, then you’ll get your answers. I know this is odd, but since I’m ‘here’ anyway, take a look at this. At least it will show you more about Angel Fire!

Now for the answers. These are just twelve of the world’s some 5,000 to 6,000 spoken languages today and the beginning of that presentation’s  celebration of the world’s beautiful diversity!

Spanish                              Fijian

                                                Greek                      Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea)

               Tongan                   Tahitian

Turkish                  Italian

Samoan               Arabic

Bislama (Vanuatu)       French

Join me next week for a recap of a recent visit to Barcelona and southwestern France including a viewing to 27,000 year-old paintings!

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