Archive for June, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008. The drive to Sanksi Most is ricketty and winding in our touring bus. There was only room in the luggage hold for three suitcases, the rest are stacked four-deep on the back seat. We have no air conditioning and only the driver’s window opens. But we drove through a rainstorm and […]


Thursday, June 26, 2008. I arrive in Vienna at 8:10 am local time. Turning on my iPod, I notice it says 2:09 am, meaning I should be sound asleep. Seen from the air, Austria is gorgeous. Farm fields as far as can been seen, and flat with just a few tiny hills here and there. […]


Hello from Sarajevo. I have landed safely in my Mecca. Biggggg update soon. Miss everyone!


I am absolutely exhausted, so my last-night-in-DC post is going to be rather quick. My follow up interview this afternoon went really, really well, I think. The job wouldn’t start until at least August 1, meaning I don’t have to worry about my being in Bosnia detracting from my hirability. In addition to the interview, […]


Day 162 of 365. I own a 32 ounce Nalgene water bottle and right about now seems like the most appropriate time to utilize it. Why? Because I’ve found a particularly delicious brand of red wine here in DC and have never seen it sold at home. Naturally, I have purchased a couple bottles of […]


I didn’t want to blog about this, because blogging about it would be acknowledging it, and acknowledging it would mean hoping for it, and hoping for it would mean I want it. And wanting it would mean (with my luck) that it wouldn’t happen. Back in April, when I really started preparing for what leaving […]


The media likes to talk about something they call the Beltway Crowd or the Washington Insiders. It’s a cynic’s connotation given to the gaggle of politicians, lobbyists, pundits, etc., who give the appearance of being the voice of DC. I’m not going to kid anyone, six months in a city is nowhere near long enough […]