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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pre-flight checkin

Hello - just a quick check-in from Boston Logan as I'm getting ready to depart for my next leg to Zurich, and then on to Rome.

I got here plenty early for the flight, and took advantage of an upgrade deal to score a business class seat to Zurich, which will be very nice for the sleep part.

For those who might be wondering where I'm going, I will be ending up in Doha, Qatar on the night of January 3rd for a three credit independent study trip which will be round one of research for my dissertation. I'll be doing interviews and classroom observations, which i hope will be very successful. But before i get there, I'm stopping over in Rome for a few days...why not? And I shall try to keep up with things here as I go.

Here's hoping all goes well on the first leg of this adventure. All those who are interested in trekking with me just let me know - you are more than welcome.

A few items of note thus far:

1. The security line was just me...no one else was in line. The TSA looked extremely bored. I was almost tempted to ask for a special screening just to give them something to do.
2. The Lufthansa lounge where I am sitting right now is only one room, and no free Internet. When are these lounges going to figure out that internet should just be free if you're in here?
3. As I scan the room, I count...eight Apple products in use (laptops, ipads, phones), no pc's, and one game of Travel Settlers of Catan. Nice.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here i go

My car is here...I am off to the airport. London and Chicago, here I come.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. If you're lucky, maybe you have snow on the ground where you are at, and can enjoy the time with friends and family.

It's hard to describe how Christmas has been for me this year, but I guess the best way to put it would be that I just feel hollow. This is always a time for reflection about the birth of Jesus and the miracle of His birth, and I want to be clear that I don't feel hollow about that - I'm very thankful for that. But other than that I find myself down, feeling empty.

Here's hoping everyone is having a great day, relaxing and celebrating the Savior's birth. And being safe, no matter where your travels take you.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

semester is almost done...

...hard to believe, but it's true. Almost done. At least for me.

I'm at 17 pages and counting for my final paper. Will be so happy when its done.



Saturday, December 4, 2010