• Posts Tagged ‘sabbatical’

    I thank my God when I remember you

    by  • May 13, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Thursday afternoon we flew from Paros to Athens, which was the beginning of our trip back home. It was also the first time on our trip to arrive at an airport with no one to meet us. Irene had given us instructions on how to take the Athens Metro from the airport to our...

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    how to define a day

    by  • May 11, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    We had one full day in Paros. Today we are on our way to Athens; on Friday we will find our way back to Boston. Though our island adventures are not what one might call extensive, Ginger and I do have a pattern. She is a beach or pool person; I am not. I...

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    you say it’s your birthday

    by  • May 10, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Yesterday was Ginger’s birthday. On a normal birthday, the phone would ring throughout the day with friends far and near calling to wish her well, presents to open, and, of course a cake. Each year, we also try to do something we have never done before. One year, we decided – halfheartedly – we...

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    the things we carry

    by  • May 10, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    We spent out last day in Cappadocia on another tour. All the participants were people we had been with the day before: Charlene and Nancy, from San Diego, who began a three month trip watching the solar eclipse in Libya and, after moving across Turkey, were headed to Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan; and Yuko,...

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    thanks for today

    by  • May 8, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Yesterday was a full day. At 4:45 in the morning, Benden, the same man who let us in last night knocked on our door to tell us it was time to get up: we had a balloon to catch. By 5:15 we were in the minibus on the way to the office of Kappadokya...

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    you’re always welcome here

    by  • May 7, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Yesterday was a travel day. We had to get from Selcuk to Avanos, in Cappadocia, which meant we had to drive an hour to the airport in Izmir, catch a plane to Istanbul (because all planes go to Istanbul before they go anywhere else), catch another plane to Kayseri, and then drive an hour...

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    out for a walk

    by  • May 6, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    When Ginger wrote her grant application for her sabbatical, walking was the primary metaphor. She talked about how important walking had been in her life and how she wanted to walk in the steps of Paul through Greece and Turkey. She wrote as well as she walks and the Lilly Endowment let us take...

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    bird pictures for amy

    by  • May 5, 2006 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    In the middle of Selcuk are the remains of a Roman aqueduct. Storks come to nest on top of them every April and May. We could hear — and barely see — the new baby storks (storklets?) today. These pictures are for Amy, who likes pictures of birds from other places. Peace,Milton

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    friendly faces

    by  • May 5, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Yesterday was a day of familiar and friendly faces, even in a foreign land. Cam, Rachel, Adam, and Joel were all on our bus today, as were Keith and Sandra, an Australian couple staying in our hotel. We all signed up for the tour to Pamukkale and Hieropolis, just as we had gone to...

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    the view from here

    by  • May 4, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I never thought I would start a blog entry by quoting the Jackon Five, but “one bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl.” Aysha, our guide for our tour of the ruins at Ephesus, or Efes to the Turks, was wonderful. So was our tour group. This time the whole group was English...

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