Friday, June 24, 2005

Just testing

After a suggestion from my cousin and a bit of inspiration after seeing a Japanese friend's blog, I've decided to dabble in this little on line distraction, if only to provide a record of what will unfold this summer without clogging your mailboxes with massive email accounts of what I'll be experiencing over the next few weeks.
As you know by now, I'll be heading overseas in a few weeks to teach for a month in Iran. I've been told that the environment is much safer than it is made out to be in the news, though that might change in the next few hours depending on the outcome of the presidential run-off which is just about to wind up as I type this. I'm not sure how things there will turn out in the next few hours and the outcome could be one of those random events that could sidetrack my travel plans before I even get there. I'll just have to wait and see how things play out over the next few days to a week. In the meantime I've been reading a bit about the country and its recent history and following the current events as closely as possible.
As for the name of the page, if any of you are curious, I took it from the meanings of my middle and last names pronounced in Japanese. I'm not sure if that helps you or not...