2016 in Review

2016 has been some year. It’s been a year of escalating conflicts, violent news, and a persistent shift toward the populist far right. But, like every year, 2016 has brought good things too.

Five Flights and a Murakami Book

September and October have flown by. In September there were another two weeks of travel across continents. Rome > Paris > Nairobi > Abjidan > Dakar > Paris > Rome. In October my dad came for a visit and we had a great time, which included a midnight serenade (don’t cry for me, Ostiense!). Things I have experienced in the past couple months include: 1) A pink lake; 2) the Lounge in both Paris and Dakar; 3) a perpetually screaming taxi driver with a backwards cell phone; 4) surfing amongst red algae; and 5) dancing all night in Nairobi. And in the meanwhile I was working like a crazy person. It’s a good life, but it’s definitely not relaxing.