This isn't something I've really kept blogupdated about, because taking a trip is exciting, preparing for a trip is tedious. Preparing for a trip when said preparations require frequent trips out of town*, taking time off an already too-lite workload and asking people for money so you can go on said trip, well, that is tedious, exhausting, frustrating and one must make the choice for it to not be embarrassing**.
That said, as I've observed elsewhere, consistently impressed with the support and generosity of friends and family. So much to do in the next few days.
That said, amuse/distract yourself with this bit of lite-political musing. There's a few points he draws a bit broad, but hey.
*Stanwood, which is no Busan, but still
**I've largely successfully made that choice, and no one's made me feel like I should be be embarrassed. I think "embarrassed" is just a place I find myself easily.