Roma Day one

With only a few weeks left before the triumphant return to the United States, Beth insisted that we take at least one proper vacation. She suggested a week-long tour of italy, but I pointed out that either driving or taking the train between far-flung Italian cities would likely be extremely stressful for me, so we… Continue reading Roma Day one


So, I had one quick trip March 7-8. I flew into Amsterdam, hopped a train down to ‘S-Hertgenbosch, and took an exorbitant cab ride to Efteling. That’s right. I had a meeting in an amusement park. An amusement park whose symbol is a fairy tale gnome with chubby cheeks. I got to give a talk… Continue reading Efteling!

The downside

So, Salutations. I thought I ought to keep some sort of record of the Year Abroad (which, you know, means airports across Europe). May as well start with the dramatic. I can now say that I’ve been to see the pyramids in Egypt. Or at least to a hotel room with a great view of… Continue reading The downside