* European metrosexuality
I amuse myself by counting how many men in the organizational facebook are wearing scarves.
* long distance logistics
Even though congogirl and I live only a few hours apart and she comes regularly to the DC metro area, somehow we made a tremendous effort to meet for dinner in Lyon.
* American pride
The big news in France this morning is about the release of Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages in a successful stealth operation. I pointed out at breakfast to my colleagues that the members of the Colombian military rescue mission were more likely than not trained by the US. So there.
* my long absence
MoBob informed me by email this morning that one of the plants died. *sigh*
* more travel?
I'm still trying to wriggle out of Dar es Salaam and Chicago, but it looks like a trip to Eugene OR for a meeting on gender and disability is in the works.
EDIT: even LeMonde admits that Americans deserve some credit in the hostage rescue (in French)