Category: Travel

Professional Development Is Humid

I have never been to a professional conference–not one that was outside of the town I lived in, or longer than a single day, anyway. That changed this past week as I was dispatched to Orlando to attend the IAITAM ACE Conference. First off, let me explain something: I work in IT Asset Management, which usually requires a great deal...

Strangers In a Strange Land, Part Three — Flying Things

I don’t know how long I’ve loved planes. Or rockets. And the reason I don’t know how long I’ve loved them is probably because I’ve always loved them. So back in high school, when I was in DC, I used just about all of my free time to wander through every exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum on...

Strangers In a Strange Land, Part Two – Washington, D.C.

This is the second installment in the series on our recent trip out east. I don’t recall the fine details of the trip out to D.C. when I was a teenager. I signed up for a program in high school called “Close Up,” which was designed to let us government nerds geek out on an intensive week of touring and seeing government...

Strangers In a Strange Land, Part One – Flying

This begins a few posts talking about our recently completed family trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. Enjoy! You know that feeling of irrational paranoia and terror that’s welling up deep inside you while the rational parts of you are saying there isn’t a problem? That was going on inside of me over a week ago, as on...

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