Lawrence J. R. Herson (Ph.D.) co-authored The Wise World Traveler: Becoming a Part of All That You Meet. He was well-published in six languages who as a young man was a decorated combat meteorologist in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. Since retiring from Ohio State two decades ago, Herson spent his time as a lecturer on very exclusive cruise ships calling on ports throughout the world. He spent at least a third of the year on such ventures at sea. At 90 years old, he was in such demand by the cruise lines that he could have spent the entire year on board such ships if he chose. Lawrence passed away in early 2016.