It’s now been 13 full days since I returned home from Nepal. Since then I’ve managed to organize my semester (I hope), give a talk, submit a couple of papers, adjudicate a grant, begin lecturing the three courses I’m teaching, and organize the students who foolishly decided they wanted to work with me this semester1. Also, I […]Read more "Because My Health Demands Adventure"
When Rick and I first decided that we’d be heading to Nepal for Christmas, I know I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The fact that we were trekking to Everest base camp was this weird surreal thing that came seemingly without reference. As the trek inched ever closer, I won’t lie, I […]Read more "Because Nepal Eco Adventures"
I’m currently sitting at the Local pub in Terminal F of the Philadelphia International Airport. Technically I should have arrived in Toronto about 90 minutes ago, but every now and then plans don’t work the way one wants them to.Read more "Because Delays"
If I return home with an extra 50lbs, I won’t be surprised. And I’m not talking souvenirs, because I don’t usually buy too many things while I’m travelling. The odd time I’ll pick up some artwork or a fridge magnet or possibly some coffee deliciousness (or maybe duty free), but it’s always limited in size […]Read more "Because Stuffed"
Rick and I are still enjoying the comforts of our fancy-pants hotel in Kathmandu. We’ve just finished eating breakfast in bed (because fancy-pants hotel), and are contemplating venturing out to wander the streets of the Thamel district to get some delicious coffee from Himalayan Java. It’s a rough life, but someone has to live it.Read more "Because 2015 Is The New 2014"
So it’s 2015. Every year I like to take some time to look back on the various lists that I had developed to review the various goals I had set; a way to measure where I’ve been and how far I’ve come. This year I’ve also opted to look back on some of the unexpected adventures […]Read more "Because 2014 Is So Last Year"
Today we said farewell to both Petrina and Sanjay – one returning home to Singapore, the other moving on to the next leg of his adventure in Dubai. That leaves just me, Rick, and Alan, (as well as Timarian – another trekker we met on our journey to Everest base camp) to ring in the […]Read more "Because Ringing In The New Year In Kathmandu"