It was 1986 and the US had recently attacked Libya in retaliation for the Berlin discotheque bombing and other mischief. I was living In Tokyo, and at a social function for foreigners, I met two young men who worked at the Libyan Embassy. We had an interesting conversation as I was more willing than most Americans to hear the Libyan side of the story. Besides, I fancied myself an international man of intrigue whose associates included real live Libyan agents. More
These stories I tell just for fun. I hope you enjoy them.
When I was about four, we vacationed at the Handerly Hotel & Resort in San Diego (formerly the Stardust Motor Hotel). That place was heaven on earth as far as I was concerned. I loved the pool. Next to the pool there was a bar, and behind the bar was an underwater theater. It was here that I saw one of the most outlandish scenes I have ever witnessed.
If you speak a foreign language, you would naturally like your children to learn it, too. However, look around you, and you will find that only a few children actually become fluent in their parents’ language, and fewer still can read or write it.
We reared a Japanese/English bilingual daughter in the United States. To help you formulate a plan for your own family, I will describe the strategy we used.