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January 2015

Day 278– January 11, 2015

Often long, arduous, international trips exhaust me. I just returned from Morocco. Surprisingly and pleasantly, I want now to travel more, not stay home. I’d like to jet off in late February or March for two or three weeks to Asia. I peruse travel guides in the local bookstore to …

Day 275– January 8, 2015

Monday, I could not figure out what caused the Triangle lights to black-out epically on New Year’s Eve. In the Gray Area workspace, I unplugged cables, tested voltages, and reloaded software. In frustration, I told the course lead that I might not be able to show a final product that …

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Day 274– January 7, 2015

When I visited Turkey two years ago, I was disappointed that Istanbul did not look more exotic. Where were the jostly markets, ruined streets, and ancient caravans? Istanbul shines quite modern, a European capital in a Bulgari headscarf. Morocco is different. As soon as my brother and I landed in …

Day 273– January 6, 2015

I have a terrible new addiction and it’s of the teenage-variety: Facebook. Every thirty minutes, I frantically open the laptop or swipe the phone to check my News Feed. What are people doing? Where is everyone? I wrack my brain to post status updates. What excitement can I tell the …

Day 272– January 5, 2015

Today is New Year’s Day, the beginning of 2015. I start anew – skinnier, mentall and biologically empty, but hopeful. Ruben suggests an accounting maneuver to book all my recent troubles into 2014. Those mishaps – failed lights, dysentery, break-up strife – were last year, so I slide the calendar …

Day 269– January 2, 2015

2014 concludes with such success. Lee, Ray, and I survived Morocco’s cold and crowds without lost luggage and too much woe. I successfully hopped planes in a race game from Marrakesh to New York and on to San Francisco to make it to the New Year’s Eve Party at Gray …