The original intent of this blog was to keep in touch with the folks back home as I traveled to the wilds of CA to teach for a couple years. It served the purpose well, keeping my family and friends updated on my crazy adventures and daily happenings with (somewhat) regular posts. Since my return I’ve attempted blog series and regular postings, but have basically just used this space when I really have something to say.
Well, once again I’m heading into the crazy unknown – not quite as unknown as the the CA frontier, but definitely out of my comfort zone. In a few short days (16, but who’s counting) I’m packing my car and road-tripping it to the beautiful Brazos Valley of Texas to fulfill a pretty much lifelong dream of being (as my sister put it) a “real” Aggie. I’ll be planting my life at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, where I intend to study National Security and Diplomacy with a focus on (to no-one’s great surprise) the Middle East.
Which means that this blog will see a bit more action than the last several years have brought, as I revert back to the original intent of keeping a larger group of people updated as to my daily crazy life. I don’t anticipate that I will be any more faithful in updating than I ever was, but I’ll do my best to keep all those interested in the loop as I tackle this latest adventure. Thanks to all those who have stuck around to listen to the bits I’ve had to say over the years, for your encouragement to me to keep blogging. And welcome to those of you who will be jumping on the blog for the first time as I hand out this address in the coming days. I hope you enjoy. (A special note to my students … I expect comments!)
Please feel free to follow the blog (there’s a link for that on the page), check back as often as you like, or ignore it completely. I promise you won’t hurt my feelings in the least.