It's the end of Day 2 of orientation. The sun has set, I'm sitting outside, because I can get wireless that way (DSL tomorrow!) I feel a little less disoriented, but way more overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things I have to do. I have to deal with financial aid, pay my bill (or […]

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Remember my post about my drive from Berkeley down to Santa Barbara? Well, the drive up from Idyllwild back to Berkeley was even more instructive in the 'where we get food' department. First, my image of the San Fernando Valley, as this lush, garden of eden like place where all our vegetables come from has […]

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Sitting in my room (pictures soon, I promise – my DSL will be installed on Wed.) and looking about at my stuff (the stuff I have left, that is,) I'm struck by how big a change I made in my life. I've gone from being a "householder" – living a regular life, in a regular […]

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I was sitting having dinner this evening with a group of folks in my dorm. Very nice group, nice conversation. One of them, someone who'd been around a while, said "when I was in your position I was panicked." I said "I'm close, but not there yet." Well, just a few minutes later, thinking about […]

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While I was driving down the road in California, I heard the snippet of Pat Robertson's comment about the democratically elected Venezuelan president. As you might imagine, there is both a media and blog storm about this. Pat Robertson gets my "People who are out of their minds" award for the week. But I have […]

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I have several words of advice for those of you out there who decide, like me, to abandon your householder life, to live in a single dorm room. 1) Don't have the room on the second floor of a building that is built on a hill, thus forcing you to drag all of your stuff […]

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Someone had asked me why I have said in my blog, on many occasions, "a friend of mine," without identifying them. This made me realize that some people reading this blog might not realize that this is completely deliberate. Blog Category:  Personal Weblogs

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I'm now at the house of my friends who live in Idyllwild, CA. Idyllwild is a small town in the mountains of Southern California – southeast of LA, and northeast of San Diego. It's incredibly beautiful – although very dry. I hadn't known about how dry it is in the summer, as I've only been […]

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And I thought I wouldn't be cat blogging for a while, since I don't have any cats! I've been visiting a friend of mine in California, who is very active in cat and dog rescue, and she is in the process of fostering many (there are now a total of 13) kittens. One is nibbling […]

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Now that the cross country trip is done, I finally have uploaded some more photos in the Travels photo album. PSR photos will be coming sometime in the next couple of weeks. Blog Category:  Personal Transitions

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