Not much time here today
October 26th, 2012
Not much time here today. I am writing this in the Air Canada Lounge at Pearson, about to board a flight to Newark. From there I will head to New Brunswick, New Jersey, home of Rutgers University and the site of a conference I am helping plan for next spring. This weekend is the planning meeting. That’s my laptop you see before you, about to be filled with the words I am typing now. How’s that for a meta-blog experience? I wanted to take a shot of the people around me, almost all of whom are staring down at their laptops or texting, but that would be obvious and rude. The only people talking are doing so way too loudly into their phones about personal matters in which no one else has even the slightest interest.
Last week I was on the road yet again…
October 19th, 2012
Last week I was on the road yet again, but for the first time all semester not on a work-related adventure. A dear friend was getting married and so husband and I decided to take advantage of the time of year and appealing destination and attend. It was a long way away, with luggage getting lost en route, but well worth the time and effort. This postcard therefore comes to you from Savannah, Georgia. You might think you already know the town, having been made famous in the non-fiction work Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. That’s one of the gardens you see here.
Just returned from Calgary, Alberta
October 5th, 2012
Just returned from Calgary, Alberta. That’s the view of the city from Air Canada, high above the airport on the way out. I like the big prairie sky and the reassuring sight of the Rockies, but I was never so happy to leave a city behind me as I was in that moment. About six weeks of almost non-stop travel across the globe is brutal on the body and far too challenging for the mind, and so home has never seemed sweeter. Besides, I prefer the east with our persistent sea breezes and low tuition. Our Air Canada ticket agents are way more friendly, too.