Many of us are oblivious to the underlying history and culture in everything. We fail to notice the details and technicalities within our everyday life. In a “Creative Approach Podcast”, we will explore the anthropology of many different cultures and how it correlates with us today. Professor William Doonan is a professor at Sacramento City College, Archaeologist, Cruise line speaker, and published novelist. Over his travels and personal explorations, he has acquired immense knowledge on subjects involving civilization and cultural awareness, which he uses as inspiration for his own novels and others. Tune into this episode, with your host Karen Poirier-Brode, in order to be enlightened on the culture around you.
- The inspiration drawn from daily life in order to create novels
- Meeting fascinating people on cruise ships
- Traveling to Costa Rica to work as an archeologist
- Where Professor Doonan grew up and got to where he is today
- Exploring different aspects of archaeology
- Studying Mayan archeology and writing a book on it
- Irish language revitalization and helping people learn the native language
- The melting pot of cultures
- Getting involved in cruise ships
- Teaching forensic anthropology and understanding culture
- Learning to determine different aspects of people in the past and learning to respect all the individual people
- Finding culture and diversity from people around you
- The gravitational pull towards the topics Professor Doonans books are about
- How cruise ships regulate and manage security
- Anthropology being incorporated into literature
- The meaning of creativity and developing others ideas
- Broadening culture awareness and being confident
- Selective listening
Do you believe that travel makes your life richer and inspires your creativity? Well, I certainly do and today, I’m going to tell my travel story. I think that if you take every opportunity to explore as far and as often as your time and money allow, you will truly improve your life. Please visit the Facebook page of A Creative Approach Podcast and the Patreon page on the Podcast website, www.acreativeapproachpodcast.com to access the photos. Listen in now, to hear the first part of my story.
- My trip started in San Francisco, with a talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of Star Talk Radio, at the elegant Davies Symphony Hall, where he spoke about his latest book, Astro Physics For People In A Hurry. Science really can be a lot of fun!
- We spent a night at the legendary Mark Hopkins Hotel, at the top of Nob Hill. The charming little touches of old time elegance are so unlike the stark finishes of contemporary hotels.
- Off to Chinatown to explore and have lunch the next day. It’s always so bustling and colorful!
- After an overnight flight with United, we landed in London and took an Uber to The Houston Hilton, which is just across from the British Medical Association and the Greek Revival style St Pancras Church. The excursion began with London in mind, because of the celebration of the centenary of The Medical Women’s Federation of England. As a member of the Medical Women International Association, I wanted to celebrate with my physician sisterhood.
- The first event of the conference that I attended, was a reception at an office building that incorporates the former Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. The historic sites of the Royal College of Medicine and The Royal College of Surgeons also served as meeting venues. Go to karenscorneroftheweb.blogspot.com to see the photos of these buildings.
- The Hunterian Museum, at the Royal College of Surgeons, features collections of anatomical and pathological specimens of humans and animals, as well as models, instruments, and art of surgery, from the 1800’s to the present.
- We attended an evening of lectures at the Royal College Of Medicine, where Princess Anne was a speaker and she discussed her work with Save The Children.
- The female guests at the conference were invited by Baronness Von ???, a physician and peer in government, to attend a banquet at The House Of Lords for a celebration of the Medical Women’s Federation’s Centennial. Princess Sophie, the Duchess of Gloucester attended the dinner, as she is Patroness of the Medical Women’s Federation.
- The London Eye is opposite The House Of Lords.
- The Medical Women’s Federation arranged a private boat tour, for the attendees to travel from London to Greenwich, on the Thames.
- It was a delight for us to stop at the historic Trafalgar Tavern.
- I was treated to The London Eye, for Mother’s Day. It’s a tourist attraction that I unequivocally recommend!
- We became acquainted with the National Health Service, due to a minor health emergency.
- Cal became curious about a bar, which was in a yarn shop, so the proprietress informed him, of course, there was a wide selection of beverages, as many ladies came to her boutique for knitting groups!
- We dined at La Barca, an Italian Restaurant which became our favorite restaurant of our entire vacation.
Karen began her life in the Canadian prairies followed by several years of studying medicine in Montreal. Marriage, family, and career brought her to California where “Snow is optional. You can drive to it.” With a large extended, blended family and a love of travel, Karen’s hobby of scrapbooking has endless resources. An enthusiastic world traveler, she still has the continents of South America and Antartica to cross off her list. Karen loves meeting her network of online friends on her journeys.
Karen came to podcasting through scrapbooking and has been a co-host on “The Digiscrap Geek Podcast” (now on hiatus) and a guest on many other shows including a recent episode of “Shift Your Story” with Beca Lewis.
Karen remains a licensed physician in California, though currently retired. Karen has wide ranging interests including podcasting, blogging, medicine, and scrapbooking. She is a self-admitted genealogy nut, and life-long learner of art, history, science, business and anthropology with a passion for a sustainable world. She is an artist and a student and is fascinated by people’s stories of creating who they are and what they do. She is delighted to share her conversations on “A Creative Approach Podcast.”
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