the best laid plans…

Yesterday morning, I was feeling really good about my progress this week. Here’s how I did on my goals: Identify and outline topics for GLS (and possibly AoIR) papers. Decided to outline a games and tourism literature review, instead, and made some real progress on that. Work out at the gym at least three times. …

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rethinking my daily schedule

After two days, I’ve realized that trying to use my typical Rochester schedule of getting up early, heading to the gym, and then doing work is not necessarily the best approach while I’m here. It’s a 25 minute walk to the gym, and another 20-25 from there to RIT or the Old Town, which makes …

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2016 Blog Reboot!

Well, last year’s blogging wasn’t quite as frequent as I had hoped or planned. But now it’s January of 2016, and I’m back in Dubrovnik on a semester-long sabbatical. One of my goals is going to be post here at least once a week about my research/writing/planning goals, and my progress towards them. It’s a …

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spring break: lazy brunch and le louvre

On Sunday we slept in, and spent a lazy morning in the apartment. Then we headed to St Germain, because we had lunch reservations at Le Petit Cler at noon. I’d been craving my favorite Parisian lunch treat, a croque madame, and the one I had there was delicious. Scott had the full board of charcuterie and …

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spring break: first full day in paris

Despite a tight (40-minute) connection in Zagreb, and Croatia Airlines’ usual laissez-faire approach to pretty much everything, I managed to arrive at CDG on schedule Thursday at 8pm, and was settled into the apartment by 10pm. Scott’s flight didn’t arrive until 6am the following morning, and I woke up when he texted me to say …

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spring break: paris planning

I’m breaking up my spring break travelogue (five days each in Paris and London) into separate posts per day, because there’s just too much. This is where it all begins. I haven’t been to Paris for a vacation–as opposed to a conference or consulting gig–since I was about five years old. But it seemed like …

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expat adjustment

How is it possible that six weeks have gone by since my last post?! I clearly need to be more disciplined about regular updates… I jumped the gun a bit on feeling settled when I posted back in January. It has actually taken much longer on this trip for me to start feeling really settled and comfortable …

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