My name is Matthew and I am on the internet a lot.
So, some updates:
1. The new issue of Headmaster is out and available in maybe a dozen stores now, with more to come in the next few days as the mail gets delivered. People seem to like it so far. We’re also giving a bunch of stuff away on the website for Teacher Appreciation Week.
2. Tomorrow at the Providence Athenaeum there’s a micro-memoir! workshop. The only one of 2013, in fact, so if you’re in the area and want to spend an evening very rapidly cranking out part of your life story you’re in luck.
3. I’m turning 32 on Sunday. Normally I fuss about my birthday quite a bit but this time, through an odd chain of circumstances, I’ll be spending the day in the Frankfurt airport. I haven’t left US soil since one mildly disastrous trip to France when I was seventeen, so this is exciting. I’m leaving Saturday night and arriving at my final destination, Bangkok, on Monday afternoon (Thai time). I thought we were flying west over the date line and that I might not have a birthday at all this year but no. I’ll be spending 11 hours in Frankfurt. Which I’m thinking/hoping is enough time to leave the airport even if it does mean a lot of customs bullhooey. We’re spending two days in Bangkok and then crossing the Laotian border for a few days in Vientiane (allegedly the world’s sleepiest capital city!) and then a few more in Luang Prabang before crossing back to Thailand and a few days in Chiang Rai. I get back on the 28th and possibly/hopefully won’t be on the internet at all for seventeen days. That might be fun. Or I might just melt down.
4. I’m hoping to make a tenth volume of No Repeat Workday, my birthday tradition, before then, but things have been way hectic lately and we’ll have to see.
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