Category Archives: Preparation

Retrospective, Part II

Here’s the second part of my retrospective look at my sabbatical year. The first part focused on more higher level issues, but this one is more about practical stuff for those planning or thinking about a sabbatical themselves. It’s not … Continue reading

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Coming to America

The Pacific Ocean is safely behind us and we’ve arrived in California. We flew in last week and tomorrow will mark the first week of us being here. So far things are going well, we’ve found a place to live … Continue reading

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Another False Start and the Real Start

I’m sitting the in the lounge at Helsinki airport waiting for my flight to (finally) depart. Originally, in a fit of optimism (lack of realism?) I had booked my flights to Korea for Tuesday, that is three days ago. I … Continue reading

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False Start

It’s past midnight and 17 hours before the plane for Seoul leaves. We’re staying up trying to think if we’ve packed everything and especially trying to figure out what we might have forgotten to pack. Strangely enough, neither my Better … Continue reading

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