That was a well needed break

Date May 26, 2009

As of last Wednesday, I had gone 31 days with only one day off in the preceding month. I was burned out. Fortunately, this coincided with my friends coming to visit my wife and I from Ohio, so this gave me an excellent opportunity to deman^H^H^H^H^Hrequest time off, and they gave it to me. For […]

Boy are my arms tired!

Date February 10, 2009

Well, I'm back in the States, and working on getting back into the groove. I want to take a second and reiterate my thanks to the many guest bloggers who helped me out and contributed some really great information while I was gone. I really enjoyed learning from each one of the entries, and I […]

From whence I came

Date February 6, 2009

Today, sadly, I'll be returning to Barcelona to catch my flight home, and the real world. Because my life isn't ever boring, I'm moving to Union County, New Jersey this weekend. The movers are coming to take our stuff away tomorrow, and Sunday we'll be driving to NJ to move into our new apartment. Monday […]

Mediterranean Island: Malta

Date February 4, 2009

Today I'm hitting the small island nation of Malta. To be honest, I don't know much about Malta, other than what the wiki article says. I'm passingly familiar with the Knights Hospitaller, but other than that, I guess I'll be learning when I'm there. From everything I've read about visiting, it's one of the few […]

Dear Diary: Jackpot

Date February 1, 2009

Today, I set foot in Egypt. To say that it's been a dream of mine since I was a child would technically be accurate, but it wouldn't really convey the full meaning. When I was in elementary school, I was fortunate enough to attend a pilot school called TREK one day a week. This program […]

Secular and Religous History in Turkey

Date January 30, 2009

Today I pull into Ephesus in Turkey. We actually dock in Izmir, but the majority of the history is in the place that was once known as Ephesus. This will mark the first visit to one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The once-beautiful Temple of Artemis has been taken apart piecemeal until […]