Saturday, August 15, 2009


"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

No, Toto, we're in Baton Rouge, Looziana. And the intended blog audience (blog-ience?) has shifted from my friends and family in the States to my friends and "family" in Austria. Still providing cross-cultural insights and hoping to entertain with pictures and stories, but now focusing on life on the Mississippi (with apologies to Mark Twain).

How I ended up back in Baton Rouge is an epic tale, as twisted as Austrian bureaucracy. Suffice it to say that my visa ran out and I returned to Iowa in July. Luckily, LSU had generously granted me a two-year leave of absence so I had a job to come back to in the middle of an economic crisis. I drove to Louisiana this past week in a newly acquired 2005 Chevy Cobalt, and am currently gearing up for the fall semester which starts August 24.

Because I don't want to lose contact with anyone, I've updated my email, Skype, Facebook, cell phone at right. As for my address, I can send you my Post Office Box number on request!

Good to see all my friends again, and I'm counting the days until Christmas break!


The Big Nordic Barbarian Bastard said...

glad to see you're back boss ^_^

BakerGirl said...

Yay! You're back! It's good to have you back just in time for all hurricanes rolling off of Africa! :-)

Welcome back!