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I guess I still have a blog? That I haven’t updated in over two months? Yeah. Sorry about that. September was insane, with conferences and board meetings and receptions and curriculum development (seriously), and then October I was off galavanting across this great country (Skyline Drive, Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, Raleigh, Beaufort, Wilmington, the […]

Some disconnected thoughts on September 11, then and now: *** Everyone has their own “where were you” story. This is mine: I was watching The West Wing when the first plane hit. During an ad break Jim Waley came on and announced that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. Like many others, I […]

A wee update


I’m not dead! Obviously! Have survived an earthquake, hurricane, and some crazy business at work that meant I didn’t leave the office before 7pm all week. Earthquake was a complete non-event for me – was on the metro at the time and had no idea anything was wrong until I got to work and the […]

So, here’s a selection of the photos I took last night – cut from 300-odd down to 250 (deleting the blurry and generally crap), down to I think 39 of my favourites. As I said earlier I only intended to spend a couple of hours on the Mall, but after abandoning the Folklife Festival first […]

Ok, I did this on May 14. And I visited fifteen embassies. So yeah, possibly light on the details, heavy on the pictures? Here we go, in the order visited… South Korea Summary: cool art exhibition, awesome lolly table. Not much else.   Japan Summary: ROBOTS. There was some other stuff (including the only full […]

I started writing this post… a month ago. I toured the embassies themselves… almost two months ago. Wow, I’m really bad at this “timely updates” thing. Great Britain and Belgium were written a month ago, and so are quite detailed. Apologies to Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg and Estonia for the skimmage; I really just want to […]

Please Hold


New posts coming. I promise. I do, at least, have a decent excuse this time: along with a bazillion photos I also brought back a yucky cold from Chicago. Until such time as I can think clearly through all the mucus (mmm), have this photo I took at the National Gallery.