Author Archives: The Center for Global Awareness

The Great Cultural Divide: Bridging Differences

by Dr. Denise R. Ames The presidential election of 2016 may seem like a distant memory. But it was instrumental in exposing simmering cultural, social, and political divides that have been bubbling underneath the surface of American society for some … Continue reading

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Selling in a Globalized World: Observations during Travels to Puerto Vallarta

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Marketing companies have not been blind to the attachment people have to getting a good deal. They have devised an untold number of gimmicks to attract susceptible people to their marketing matrix. Marketing was in … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Meet a Whale?

By Nancy Harmon Last spring, I made my fifth trip to play with grey whales in San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, 500 miles south of San Diego. In previous blog articles, I wrote about the thrill of making contact … Continue reading

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A Meaning of “All-Inclusive”: Reflections on a Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

By Dr. Denise R. Ames What does “all-inclusive” mean to you? To me, all-inclusive means embracing diversity in cultures, people, and thought, but that definition changed when I went on a long-weekend vacation with my son, daughter-in-law, and friends to … Continue reading

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A Good Deal in Resort Land: A Family Vacation in Mexico

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I want a good deal! That’s a mantra that many Americans live by. I have to confess, I am one of those people too. Sales always get my attention, special deals catch my eye, and … Continue reading

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Disrupter in Chief: A President for the Times

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Throughout American history, there have often been debates about whether the president shapes the times or the times shape the president. In the case of the presidency of Donald Trump, I make the case that … Continue reading

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A Police Shooting: Understanding Both Sides

By Dr. Denise R. Ames, Center for Global Awareness A police shooting of an unarmed victim. An image of the event quickly comes to my mind: an unarmed black man shot by a white police officer. The media has conditioned … Continue reading

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