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Interviews and Interludes

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Kuranda 1

For my directed research group, and myself the week began with a trip to Cairns. The Environmental Policy directed research group is in the process of analyzing the future of tourism in Far North Queensland, and the students have been exhaustively conducting interviews with tourists, tourist companies, information centres, residents, and experts on their topics. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s been a while…

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I’ve been away from this blog for over two weeks, for which I apologize. It’s not for the lack of exciting things that have happened that I haven’t been here, but I would say rather that it’s due to a pervasive feeling of disinterest in what’s been happening. It’s been hard for me to connect here; I’ve often felt like I’ve been managing, or coping through each day, rather than embracing it whole-heartedly. This is an uncomfortable feeling for me, and I have been increasingly unhappy with feeling this way, and with being here in general. I am at a crossroads; I am trying to decide whether to continue spinning my wheels in Australia, or to head home for good and spin my wheels there. It’s a very tough choice, because neither one makes me feel particularly comfortable. However, one way or another, I will make a decision soon. Read the rest of this entry »

A Topsy-Turvy Week

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2012 at 2:24 am

Lace Monitor 2

This week had a rough start for almost no reason. I had two beautiful runs in a row on Sunday and Monday; Sunday, I ran the access road again and did some cleaning and chores around the Centre, including helping to clean the dongas, which was very needed. I was able to relax a little bit on Sunday, which was lovely, but apparently not quite enough. On Monday, Ashley and I took the students to run around Lake Barrine, a nearby crater lake formed during a volcanic eruption. The lake itself is beautiful, and watching the mist rise off it was a treat during my run. I may have pushed myself a little too much, however, because I spent the rest of the day feeling exhausted and downhearted.

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