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8-5-2016–Long Beach, CA

I’ve been home now for a week. It’s weird how NOT weird this is: other than dealing with some jet lag, I flowed right back into my California life. This is in part because I immediately had to go back to work: my teaching schedule this coming semester is going to be INSANE–8 classes, 5 different preps, and 2 classes I’ve never taught before, which are on the opposite poles of the discipline of anthropology. Still, I’ve found myself in similar situations when coming home from a trip and there has been some days and weeks of oddness (with a touch of depression). I’d like to think this is because I’m so sure of my life: I (largely) like where I’m at, know where I’m going and why, while being quite happy with what I seem to be seeing on the horizon.

I think I’m also doing so well because seven weeks in Greece really helped clean out my mental/emotional pipes. I knew going in that I needed to make some changes in my life here, but I couldn’t quite define what they should be (or maybe I knew what they were but for whatever reason didn’t quite have courage to make them). I now have a much clearer picture on these counts. I’ve already started changing stuff and it feels great! What stuff? Ah, this is too complex and personal for a blog post, at least in a direct way: everything one does betrays who one is, so I’m sure this picture will emerge even as I play it close to the vest here …

For know, I’m just working, scheming, enjoying some fantastic mid-summer weather (amazing not hot for So Cal in August). Onward … into whatever is out there …

Note–I ordered a new adapter for my camera. So soon I will start posting my backlog of Greece photos …

 

Music: Ross Daly & Mitsos Stavrakakis¬† — Echo of Time

Red Hot Chili Peppers — The Getaway

Books: Aristotle — Politics