Tag Archives: travel

On el Camino again, I can’t wait to be on el Camino again…

I have a semi-horrible Willy Nelson earworm at the moment, albeit completely understandable.  On Monday morning I leave for Spain, and by next Saturday I will be on my way to Santiago de Compostella. The Way of St. James – … Continue reading

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What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?

Tomorrow I will post my office hours on my door, but I wanted to be funny.  Somewhere in the dreamtime I decided that my students should have to answer questions to enter.  And being a fan of pop culture, I … Continue reading

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Why is airport security like Hell for agnostics?*

Catching a domestic flight from Dulles International after an overseas flight can be a nightmare.  Sometimes you can clear customs in 20 minutes.  And sometimes it takes a few hours.  This last trip?  A 2 hour descent into TSA Hell.  … Continue reading

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J. Austen, PhD?

Jane Austen was an excellent cultural anthropologist.  Her books, while fictional, show a keen observing eye of the manners and customs of the British upper class during the early 1800s.  It also helps that her dry wit and good storytelling … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Apprehension

I just got an email from a master’s student in public health who I am advising.  K and I have been internet friends for almost 5 years now, and she is traveling with me this summer.  We’re about the same … Continue reading

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