A Journey in SpaceTime

I have spent the past four days at a Physics Conference that consisted primarily of 3 days of workshops. I came home fully intending to go for a walk (or trek as they like to call it here) along the Southern Ridges, a series of inter-connected parks along the ridge behind my neighborhood. It seemed … Continue reading

Six Weeks to Go !!??

It is hard to believe that six months has now come down to six weeks!! I have all sorts of mixed feelings about that. I am very ready to go home. Singapore has been and still is a great experience but it is not my home. On the other hand, I sometimes think that the … Continue reading

That “Bali” Thing

It has been a three day weekend here, kind of the reverse of Memorial Day weekend, with Friday instead of Monday off. Friday was Vesak Day. It is Buddha’s birthday and a national holiday. It is actually celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment (Nirvana) and death. As I understand it, it is day for new beginnings and … Continue reading

New Eyes and “New” Sights

When you live here, lots of things just become part of the background noise. The buildings, the food, the climate and the culture are just part of daily life. I guess that is the difference between being a tourist and being a resident. I think many of us do that at home. We can all … Continue reading


I am still over here on the other side of the world; I haven’t disappeared or fallen off or gotten tired of blogging. I have had a very busy three weeks and I have written four or five posts in my head but haven’t had a chance to sit down and record them. My daughters … Continue reading

Labor Day

May 1st is Labor Day here in Singapore and it is a national holiday. June, a fellow Fulbrighter from Singapore and our resident naturalist, took Katie and I to one of the few farms left in Singapore. My buddy teacher, Ruth, and her husband, Zach, met us there. The place we visited was in the … Continue reading

It’s the End of April ??? !!!

It is suddenly almost the end of April and my research continues to pile up. I am a starting to panic a bit, especially since it seems that weeks are going faster than they did at first. I think maybe I am busier, but I can’t quite sort it out. “Busy” is a normal state … Continue reading

I’m Back

I’m back, both literally and figuratively. And I apologize to anyone who was worried about me after my last post. But it is what it is… I did give myself a break from both Singapore and work. I went to Bintan, an Indonesian island that is a 55 minute high speed catamaran ride south of … Continue reading

I Am Here

I have thought about whether or not I should write this post for the past 24 hours. I have decided to go ahead with it for a couple of reasons. One is simply that many of you who follow this blog know that the Boston Marathon is a part of my story. And the other … Continue reading

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

It has been three very busy weeks!  The time that was originally built into my schedule for reflection and organization seems to have gone missing during this past month. And while it may sound like a luxury to have time dedicated to reflection and pulling your thoughts together, I have discovered that it is actually … Continue reading