OK, I am retired . . . well, more or less . . .

I’ve had a varied career … academic [BA, MDiv, MBA, PhD], minister, director of a drug rehab program, travel agency owner, director of ecommerce, and real estate agent … and what they’ve all had in common … communication. Whether it was papers or preaching, counseling or selling, the Internet or writing … the spoken word or written word … it’s all been about communication.

I’ve always loved cruising and lecturing on ships is something I’ve always wanted to do and it turns out I enjoy it and folks like me doing it . . . so, what the heck! It beats being a greeter at Wal Mart!

So I spend part of my time lecturing on ships and traveling around the world, part in “Paradise” on our beautiful coffee farm outside of Boquete, Panama where I enjoy time with my wife, dogs, gardening, reading, writing, walking and blogging.

Happily I’ve spent time working on Holland America, Princess, Silversea, Crystal, Celebrity and Pearl Seas. My travels have taken me all over the world, including two world cruises.  I’ve now over 271 lectures prepared for more than 229 ports around the world!

What do I do onboard?  You can see some of my talks on my  YouTube Channel.

What do folks say about my onboard presentations?  Here are some of the nice comments folks have made: Richard Onboard Comments.   And if you happen to work for a cruise line or be looking for a destination/port lecturer, here’s booking Information, speaking information, and a list of the ports about which I’ve lectured.