Welcome to my new home on the Internet! My name is David Dougherty. I have just redone my site, and I hope you like the new look and updated content.
Please choose from the options in the menu to learn more about my activities and interests. You can read the pages in English, French, German, or Esperanto. I also have a blog, and I write blog posts in each of these languages as needed also.
I am a government employee (I work in a customer service center for government services, and I have also worked in public libraries), a world traveler (15 countries and counting), a language and culture enthusiast, as well as a former language teacher and tutor, and a former photo editor. I also like using the Internet and technology, and I enjoy taking photos and occasionally editing videos.
My family background is German, Irish, and Dutch, in that order, and my name is Irish. I was born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland, just outside DC. I still live in the Maryland suburbs.
I lived in Germany for one year as an exchange student, and I also lived in Japan for three years, working as an English teacher. My first language is English, and I am fluent in German. I am also proficient in French, and have a decent conversational ability in Japanese. I am also fluent in Esperanto, which is a constructed language. I can also read and conduct basic conversation in Dutch. I have recently learned a little bit of Armenian.
I invite you to read through my pages and learn more about my interests and experiences in travel, culture, languages, the outdoors, and technology. Feel free to contact me as well! You can reach me many different ways. Also follow my blog and social media (my Twitter feed is in the right sidebar)!