Monthly Archives: March 2012

Communal Capitalism and my friend Nancy Siy

My friend, Nancy, whom I met at a Beijing Social Club dinner, and who I wrote about in my Saipan Tribune column, sent me this email. Hi Walt, Hope you are well! Since that time that we shared a meal, … Continue reading

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People Google the Darndest Things! (Narcissism alert!)

Okay, so I’m mad at Google. In the past, I’ve been elated when someone searched for “I want to date a Jamaican in China.” That was cool. But, yesterday, someone googled “a picture of a healthy Jamaican middle age man” … Continue reading

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Xishuangbanna Summer Afternoon

Sounds like the name of a song, doesn’t it? Here’s how I spent many a sunny, summer afternoon while I was in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. I would visit one of the jade shops on the main … Continue reading

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The Real World

OBSERVATION: Yesterday, I looked out my apartment window, and saw a woman sitting in her car. She had just parked in order to visit someone in the building, and as she sat preparing to exit her auto for a visit, … Continue reading

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Jamaican in China….town!

Great things can happen when you have a famous actor turned producer as a friend. When we were at lunch a few weeks ago, my cool friend, Dan Shor, offered to shoot a few clips of me here in New … Continue reading

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Listen to a live interview with Walt Goodridge this Sunday, March 18, 2012 on BlogTalkRadio’s The Ripple Effect

Success in life is often a ripple effect. The little drops of thought and action that fall into the river you’re traveling on cause an ever-expanding wave of influence that has untold consequences further on. That’s the underlying theme of … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi in Jamaica!!….um….

So, I’m walking down the street in Queens, New York, minding my own business….whistling a happy tune. I was on my way back from paying my utility bill. Usually, I would pay my bill online to avoid the lines, but … Continue reading

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My first visitor from the Faroe Islands!

There are approximately 189-196 countries on the planet–depending on whom you consult and what flags you recognize.  Doing business on the internet is a great thing as I’ve had visitors from just about all of them. The list below is … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Republicans and, um…me???

“Saipan??? 87 % of the votes for Republican Mitt Romney??? Isn’t that the place Walt Goodridge escaped the rat race to? Isn’t that the paradise island for which he offers tours on his Discover Saipan website? Isn’t that the island where garment … Continue reading

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Question: “When did you realize you were a minimalist?”

Question: “Lady I” asked, “When did you realize you were a minimalist? I mean, I guess you’ve always been one, but when did you realize it? My Answer: Well, I can’t say I’ve always been a minimalist. Like anything else, … Continue reading

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