We have returned to Chicago in one piece and with most of our belongings. It is disorienting to be in familiar surroundings after so long in so many new places. These last 5 months have been some of the most fascinating of my life. We met amazing people, tasted delicious foods, and saw breathtaking sites. I am a very lucky person to have had such an opportunity.

I wanted to post to say hello to everyone, that we have made it home safely, and to ask for a few days of patience while I get organized, unpacked, and begin to look for work. I hope to start putting some serious time into the site soon.

Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes, hellos from around the world, --and in some cases-- even your hospitality these last few months. It has meant a lot to me.