Nine years ago (May 2011), just after Aaron’s graduation from University of Michigan School of Business, he and I took a father/son trip to Africa. Aaron and I learned and experienced a lot on this trip. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 timeout, I have finally found the time to share a bit of our adventure.
During our February 2020 visit to Jamaica, our good friend Winsome Henry treated us to an excursion to the coolest bar in the world – Floyd’s Pelican Bar!
We really lucked out during our visit to Half Moon Jamaica last week, as much to our surprise, our favorite diva and friend Karen Smith was performing at our resort!
On July 5, 2019, we celebrated the union of our daughter Stacy Sheng Tarver and Corey Darnell Patterson. The wedding celebration took place at the Tryall Club in Sandy Bay, Jamaica. The celebration was a joyous four-day event attended by close friends and family, some of whom came from as far away as Beijing, China. It was gratifying to spend a few days in paradise with the newlyweds and an assortment of friends and family from many different places and cultural backgrounds. We were reminded all week of the beauty and unity that is possible within the human family, and of the power of love to transcend barriers and unite those who surrender to its power.
This Fall, I returned to Shanghai, China for the first time in more than 32 years. Needless to say, I hardly recognized the place.
Yesterday, as I was walking through town reflecting on the movie “The Green Book,” I remembered an article I wrote back in 2003 that recalled one of my own experiences with travel in the racially segregated South.
For the past two years, my daughter Stacy, my firstborn child, has been working as an executive for Nike Inc. in China. She started in Beijing, and after a year or so she moved to a new Nike role in Shanghai. Stacy’s boyfriend Corey, whom she met at Nike/Portland several years ago, moved with her […]
I recently returned from a trip to Shanghai, China. The main purpose was to visit my daughter Stacy, who is working there as an executive with Nike Inc. While there, I visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University to explore the Joint Institute they share with University of Michigan, to talk to the
In July of 2017, I began serving at Wayne State University in the role of Senior Counselor to the Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The brief for this position was to help the Provost and the VP of Economic Development develop and begin to execute the University’s vision for an updated and invigorated approach to […]
What did I do during the summer of 2018? A whole lot, as it turns out! One of the main things was to go on the 2018 edition (the third in the series) of my cross-country road trip. As some of you may know, I didn’t take the trip I had planned in 2017 because […]