Archive for the ‘My Life’ Category

Kansas and back

For three strange days, I couldn’t put a smile on my face… –School of Fish It’s been an unusual and somewhat difficult week for us. Michele’s grandmother passed away this last weekend, and so we found ourselves making a last-minute trip out to Kansas for the funeral in the middle of the week. I didn’t […]

Home again, home again

Well, we’re back from our San Diego visit. It was tremendously fun and quite relaxing, and I’m pretty confident you’ll be reading more about it on this here blog in the near future. It was great to visit with my side of the family, and getting to catch up with Bill, Mark, Tiddo, Arie, and […]

California, here we come

Vacation time! It’s frightfully early (by Andy standards, at least), and we’re scurrying around finishing up the packing and preparation for our big plane flight out to San Diego. Michele is busy worrying about how many clothes to pack and how the cats will receive nourishment while we are away. I’d help her out, but […]

Demons vs. democracy

Michele is in the other room waiting for the vice-presidential debate to start. I’m here in the computer room, wrestling with that most vexing of dilemmas: Watch the vice-presidential debate? …or play Doom 3? Become a better-informed, critically-thinking citizen? …or blow apart the denizens of hell with a virtual rocket launcher? I just don’t know. […]

Natural order is restored

Well, as most of you know, Michele has returned safely from the sordid depths of Late Bronze Age archaeology fieldwork. (She will hopefully have an official report for us at her blog sometime in the near future.) Once we get the photos from the dig developed, I’ll see if I can persuade her to put […]

Home soon

Michele returns in just a week and a half! I’m counting down the days. It feels like it’s been forever since she left. The thing is, I know that our two-month separation pales in comparison to what some of our friends have undergone–we know numerous couples who spent a school semester or even a full […]

Michele update #3

Michele continues to do well out at Ashkelon. She has really appreciated the letters she’s received thus far from friends and family out here, so feel free to keep sending them! She’s there for another 3.5ish weeks, so you’ve got time to get a letter out to her in the next week or so if […]

Another Michele update

Things seem to be going well for Michele at Ashkelon. She’s told me a number of pretty humorous stories (my favorite being an incident in which the excavation was closed down for a few hours because a “drunk Russian” was scaring people away from the dig site), but I’m resisting the urge to the post […]

Ashkelon update

Michele is doing well and it sounds like she’s settling into the excavation routine over at Ashkelon. I just talked to her for a few minutes this evening, but I foolishly squandered most of the conversation complaining about the cats. Sounds like they’re working their student excavators pretty hard–work starts at 5 in the morning […]


Talked to Michele on the phone this morning–everything went OK with her flight and she’s on site at Ashkelon now. Sounds like excavation work starts up tomorrow. She said the flight wasn’t too bad, as far as international flights go–no crying babies in the seat right behind her, that sort of thing. If you’ve ever […]