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Far away and so close.

The last week has been a whirlwind of crazy, to say the least. A week ago, I was simultaneously battling the end of the flu, chewing my nails over the election, and packing for a week-long business trip to Santiago, Chile. The perfect storm of argh.

You can’t imagine the stress of being told to please shut off your electronic devices at 8:01PM, just as Brian Williams is reporting that the polls have closed in 4 battleground states. And not one update all night from the pilot over the loudspeaker the way we get for really important events, like say a basketball semi-finals game. I had myself convinced that the election wouldn’t be called that night. Continue reading