this week i

published this state of medicare advantage market movements.

live with my old friend ulisse, here's his daughter drinking water..

..hey luzete come get in the family photo.

 speak bissauan portuguese with luzete, english with ulisse, and two-year-old with andrea.

lose electricity a lot.  the power went out saturday night at eight.  i chipped in four dollars for some fried fish and spicy couscous.  we all tried to sleep on the roof for the breeze.  i brought my yoga mat and we played with andrea and dozed off.  i woke up soon scratching mosquito bites and went back down to the hot room.  i showered and worked and lost battery.  i tried to sleep and then showered and waited.  the power came on at three.  i wrote things down and watched half an episode of the roosevelts.  i haven't corrected this paragraph, so i must've fallen asleep after that.

confirm that bananas and coffee go well together.  plantains and mustard too.

attempted introduction to music production but i am a one-trick pony.  so questionnaire design for social surveys it is.

rescued a suitcase.

mistakenly ate vietnamese food in an air-conditioned restaurant a few blocks away. sticking to local dishes from now on.

burned all of my stackoverflow cash on a mapping projection fix and how to bind census bureau shapefiles.

walked to africa's westernmost point.

stay cool.


this week i

hate travel but love arriving more.  is that an eminem reference?

laid over in the best city that i know..

one century ago, orwell took a bullet in the throat for this place.  the demands of the revolutionaries have since changed

the international tattoo exposition was in town same day as me.  what makes barcelona stand out: they bring the kids


focused on the important stuff.

ate food with a toothpick, and also a lot of bread.

touched down in dakar early tabaski morning.


this week i

created those network diagrams.

asked for help with my work.  a dozen responded, tbd how many respond with content.

realized that my dreams are inconclusive, not speaking metaphorically.  any that i can remember has no proper end.

commuted to the office..

..see me?

celebrated with an american birthday party.

researched how to wear those glasses.

stocked up, am ready.


this week i

boarded a different plane.. london for two weeks.  home to many species of cranes.

climbed the fire monument.

ate fancy food, walked around, worked nonstop.

watched the riot club (predictable), the 50 year argument (informative), ida (visually perfect), and the 1989 and 2008 batmen.  heath ledger played the more convincing psychopath, but jack nicholson had the best line: "my balloons"


this week i

hopped the train to kaunas university of technology for a quantitative little lecture at the public policy school..

..afterward we snuck up a broken elevator and hey hold on my spell check thinks snuck isn't a word?

visited the lithuanian money museum.. seeing an eastern gray squirrel at the zoo.

forget there are five guianas, and that guiana guiana would be mario if laos were luigi.

biked forty miles to the belorussian border.  these things happened..

european disrepair is quaint

earned this.

left the bike behind, but the snap bracelet that came with it is mine.