Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are you still there, World Wide Internet?

London - Frankfurt - Whitehorse - Anchorage

Anchorage - Houston - Birmingham - Memphis - San Francisco

San Francisco - Tokyo - Shanghai

Chongqing - Xian - Beijing

Beijing - Tokyo - San Francisco - Memphis - Birmingham

Birmingham - Houston - Los Angeles

These have been my flights over the past month. Only a few more next week - Los Angeles - Seattle - Anchorage - and I'll be done with air travel for 2008.

I just got back to the States after a couple weeks of touring like a tourist in China, and I am facing the ever-intimidating prospect of Settling Down in Anchorage. This means finding a job, getting plugged back into ministry at the Chapel, searching out an Anchorage-area writers group, and finally unpacking that bright yellow toiletry bag that has been my constant companion over the past year.

It also means, I hope, taking some time to reflect on everything that has happened since last September, and maybe even sharing some of it with you. It has been a great year, I can tell you that much right now, and I stand on the other side humbled and blessed and tired.

So the posts may be a bit chronologically random as I strive to keep you up to date with my present while catching up on my past.

But I'm back to the blog! Spread the word.

6 comments:

sikegami said...

Welcome home! Please share :)

GreenEggsandSam said...

spreading word.

did you get my voicemail....do you hate me?

Susan said...

Hey - did you have any BBQ in Memphis? I had my first layover there on my last flight and I about died of hunger when I got my first whiff of the airport. Wow - I've never been happier to have a long layover (or to pay $8 for stinkin' airport food!!)

Anonymous said...

Gosh I hope you got miles for all that flying! I think you did better than me this year, and I've logged about 40,000 miles!
Randy

Anonymous said...

I look forward to being amused, enlightened and instructed by your postings and I am still hoping that our "family connection" will earn me an autographed copy of your story and stories to come!

Patti Greenfield (Laura's mom)

The Bird Nest said...

"touring like a tourist"
Thanks for that.
Your flight history of 2008 is impressive. Beats my Burbank-Phoenix-Minneapolis/St. Paul (and back) trip for sure.
And I thought I was the adventurous one. ;)