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July 25th, 2013

August travels

I leave on Saturday for the Meteoritical Society annual meeting, held this year in Edmonton, Alberta; I'll arrive Sunday night and stay the week. My paper is the penultimate paper of the meeting, Friday afternoon. The next day, Saturday, August 3, I fly to Tucson for an exciting appointment with my dentist. Drilling will be involved.

On Thursday, August 8. I head off to Stellafane, the annual amateur telescope makers' convention in Vermont. I haven't made a telescope (yet), but they want me to talk about comets. Not having much to say, my talk at present is merely twice as long as it ought to be...

The following week I spend at Cape May, New Jersey, where my Jesuit province owns a house on the shore for vacations. This will be my only visit to my province this year, and it was Strongly Recommended that I get back there at least once a year so they remember who I am (for when the time comes that I get to retire... which should be in about thirty years).

I'll be back in Rome on August 19, with an overnight in London on Sunday, the 18th.

Random thought of the day, while listening to the Velvet Underground's song "Sweet Jane"... the song, in case you aren't familiar with it, is about a young stylish couple back in the 1920s; there's a reference in the lyrics to riding in a Stutz Bearcat. That car stopped production about 45 years before the song came out, in 1969... which is itself 44 years ago.

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