Reunification

I went to a bit of Swarthmore’s Alumni Weekend. Two-year reunion for me, and five-year for my friends in ’05, many of whom were there. It made me think about (among many other things), my recent trip to Ireland. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” as Santayana put it. I …

Old School Ties

I am here at Swarthmore, doing some work for Professor K. David Harrison.  It’s fun work, and going well—which is always profoundly satisfying when dealing with programming—but that’s not quite what I’m thinking about.  More interesting to me is that this is the first time I’ve been back on campus not explicitly for a social …

Travel

I’m headed East today; getting into DC at about midnight, then down into the Shenandoah valley.  Then, on Friday, up to Philly/Swat via DC.  Just so y’all know. Also, my arm is full of shots.  Well, just Hepatitis A and Yellow Fever.  Then there are Typhoid oral vaccines and antimalarials to take.  That’ll be fun…