Saturday, September 19, 2015


"I am about to embark upon a hazardous and technically unexplainable journey into the outer confer, converse, and otherwise hobnob with my brother wizards.”  The Wizard of Oz

My transition is about to commence: I am sitting in the airport (8/28/15) waiting to fly to Miami and thence to Quito.  I will start a new life with my new sweetheart Alina as an entomologist/botanist team at the Universidad Estatal Amazonica in Puyo and the CIPCA research station 40 km away.

Thanks to the many of you who have made my sojourn in the Boston area so wonderful over the past 3 decades.  And thanks especially to those who helped me pull it all together to break free of my ties.  There are many on that list, and you know who you are.  No time to thank everybody individually: boarding is soon.  I know I must have left some names off: feel free to direct others here.

It took a lot: I have retired from Boston Public Schools, sold the house, dismantled the garden, kissed everybody goodbye, amicably divorced, gone through paperwork hell in NY and Massachusetts and bought many supplies to use to build a collection and teach entomology, drove Alina’s household goods to MA, and packed a container.

I will be in touch!  Ecuador ho!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on finding Alina!

    I hope that you find peace and happiness!!

    Kudos on skipping the dating thing... as a youth I thought it a waste of time, now I know those notions were too charitable...

    I hope you both find a positions that allows you to teach and keep up with your research.


    - Rick "confer, converse, and otherwise hob-nob with my brother wizards" ;^)