Sorry for the light (no!) posting recently. I have been on a wild amount of travel, first in Cyprus, then on a trip with some of our students to India and China. More on that later, but suffice it to say that my travel itinerary the week I got back was the following:
Beijing -> Bangkok -> Amman -> (reroute due to flight delays) Beirut -> Larnaca -> Athens -> New York -> Chicago -> New York.
For those keeping score at home, that was 25 hours of flight time and 25 hours of transit time in 1 week.