With this short statement, I will try and give a snapshot of my life at that time, and why I wrote this book. During my travels, I have lived for at least a year or more in many countries around the world, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The first foreign country I resided in was Thailand, which started in late 1967 to early 1969. This was the first time in my life that I flew on a sleek 707 airliner, landing halfway around the world and being floored by the culture shock. Since that time, I have lived and worked in many foreign places, like the Middle East (Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and other UAE countries), Europe (Germany, England, plus road trips to many other European countries), and South East Asia (Japan, China, Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and of course, Thailand). The Thailand first stop is what prompted me to write about being encased in another culture and its aftereffects.