I've been swamped with work in the last week, plus fighting off the nasty cold that everyone in my office has, so it has been an uneventful few days.
I'm heading out in the morning for a whirlwind 4 cities in 12 days trip. Tomorrow night I'll be staying in DC; then I'm heading to Philly, where I will be chez Michelle and Owen in Fishtown, and then on Sunday I'm off to Copenhagen, staying at this place; then on to Berlin on Wednesday to visit Mark, where I get to stay at the chi-chi estate owned by the American Academy. I will have a whole apartment to myself there, thanks to the generosity of one of the other fellows who offered it to Mark.
After all these transatlantic flights I'm happy to have invested in one of those little neck pillows. It is the best thing since sliced whatever. I have also started bringing earplugs and snatching several of the tiny blankets they pass around in order to create a cocoon-like space in my tiny, cramped coach seats. Other people tell me they swear by Ambien or Tylenol PM, which isn't a bad idea either, but I haven't tried that yet.