Sunday, September 21, 2008

Strolling Down the JFX

The traffic was light on the highway this morning, so Rohaizad and I took a stroll along the interstate.

Seriously, they closed down one side of the highway for walkers, rollerbladers and bicyclists.

The highway is Interstate 83 and it goes right downtown Baltimore, past all this beautiful scenery!

No fighting the traffic for me!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Memories of the Islands

A friend of mine sent me some photos of my final days on Pohnpei. I had been teaching for the summer on the island of Kosrae, but then flew back to Pohnpei for two days before leaving Micronesia.

On the same day I flew in from Kosrae, I ran a half marathon. Ahh, so young and foolish. It was two hours of heat and sunshine, resulting in spending my farewell party in a hammock feeling a bit ill. But here I am before the race began; I had just spent and hour sitting at Joy Restaurant eating breadfruit chips, so I'm feeling GREAT ... for now.

I also stopped by my old house to visit my dogs. I was so happy that they remembered me after I had been on Kosrae for two months.

Tubbs, the black dog, is no longer alive. He got hit by a car after I left. It was bound to happen sooner or later. He loved to chase cars and stick his nose under their front tires as they were moving.

TC and me: together one last time.

There is so much I miss about those simpler days on the islands.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Me & Sam

Last night I went to the Sam Phillips concert in Annapolis. Here she is...

It is refreshing to be with someone with so much originality and creativity. Like stepping out into cool autumn weather from a hot, humid room.

The concert was also broadcast live on NPR's web page, so if you were on-line, you might have heard me cough or something.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just a Reminder

Just so you all don't think I fell off a cliff, here I am!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Clock near Lexington Market

As the Lexington Market neighborhood becomes more upscale, I assume that this building will be torn down to make space for condos or a fancy restaurant.

For now, it is a closed-down store with a cool clock above it.