Bittersweet ending

Hungarian Parliament in Budapest

Hungarian Parliament in Budapest

After traveling for nearly 12 months, the sabbatical adventure has come to an end. Most recently I have been spending time in Hungary, attentively watching the “wall” politics as the anti-immigrant fence between Hungary and Serbia begins construction. In May I also had an excellent visit at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and took a brief but incredible trip through Bosnia and Croatia. The amazing time spent at the Confluencenter at the University of Arizona from September to April seems so long in the past now, that there is certainly cause for some debrief and reflection on what transpired both personally and professionally for the past year. We arrived in Vancouver yesterday after spending a last day in Budapest. Now some family time in BC including a wedding, and then head back across the country to London, Ontario by mid-August.