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Yup, that's me. At the end of this month (January 27, to be precise), I'll turn 50. And while I'm not looking forward to it quite as much as I was looking forward to turning 40 (my late 20s and my 30s were an extraordinarily painful period in my life), I am kind of anticipating it with pleasure. Contrary to the avatar that's my current "photo" on this blog and who's clearly somewhere in her 20s (I resemble that wild-haired woman only in her horn-rimmed glasses and the color of her tresses), I look every inch my age, and possibly... Continue »
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Not without a lot of last-minue switching of airlines and flights, I'm officially on my way to Venice. Instead of flying KLM, I'm flying Air France, and instead of a brief layover in Amsterdam, it's now Paris; I'll arrive about an hour later in Venice than originally planned, but dark is dark, and that's fine. The changes weren't my idea but the airlines, and I'll just be grateful for the fact that the changes still result in an itinerary that's close to the original. Anyway, at the momebt I'm taking advantage of SFO's 45 minutes of free wireless access (that's... Continue »
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That's what my husband calls it when I'm up at all hours of the night or too early in the morning. Today it would be the latter. I hadn't been able to sleep since 2:30 in the morning, so at 3:30 I simply got up. Naturally it happens in and around stress, mostly work-related, and the same is true now. I did survive yesterday in good shape with my sanity intact, but I also had to face some dysfunction in the work place that, in my view, impacts the quality of my tenure dossier. Let's just say that the department,... Continue »