I had failed to realize just how far North I am here. It was light until 9:00 or so, and I awoke (hadn't really fallen asleep at all) to find the day bright, and the birds achirping, only to discover it was barely 4:00 in the morning. So much light! I forced myself to lie in bed (serially) until sometime after 8:00 in hopes that my head on the pillow would somehow absorb enough rest.
But I actually feel quite refreshed and ready for the day. Discovered this morning (Statcounter obsession) a reader of this blog (multiple returning visits) who's here where I am, perhaps someone I will meet today at the conference. Will they know me? Will I recognize them? Odd, but not terrible. Interesting.
I'm planning to simply enjoy the conference, to revel in the research, the excitement of interdisplinary thinking on a focused topic, my topic (at least part of it). I'm a bit less committed to cutting and running than I may have appeared in my last post. Not that I won't pursue those options. I must. Pure survival. But I still hope against hope that the world of academia can provide me a home. But I am certain that the world of research and ideas is already my home.
Enjoy the day. It's bright and breezy here. Delightful.