I’m sitting on the balcony of my 5th-floor hotel room in Hue, Vietnam, enjoying the smells of dinner drifting up from the ramshackle and delicious restaruants below. We’re staying in a "backpacker" hotel that is a bit of elegance tucked into a twisty, maze-like neighborhood. I’ll probably wander downstairs and get some dinner from the shop next door and have a few beers with some Belgian or German tourists.
My parents and I will be knocking around Vietnam for a week or two yet. I’ll be heading to the EMS Today conference in Baltimore this year and hope to see some of you there.
All this time, I’ve been struggling with my next "Lack of Affect" installment which is "Self Confidence." I’m getting close, please bear with me.
I’m doing most of my writing with old-fashioned pen and paper as the internet is not so reliable and I don’t want to have my laptop out as I sit in a tin-roofed bar next to a rice paddy in the Central Highlands. I try to type out the better part of the content in the various airports and cafes when I can. Again, bear with me. That’s just expat life.