The Final Post
Posted December 16, 2010on:
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Well, I guess this is goodbye. I’m doing my final cleaning and packing since I’ll be leaving San Antonio tomorrow morning. The guy from Time Warner Cable will be coming by this afternoon to disconnect my Internet service and take back the modem I rented, so I’m getting this post out while I’m still able to get online.
This blog was A LOT of work, but I really enjoyed writing it despite my discomfort with public sharing (I’m a private person). It has become a great travel journal documenting my activities during this sabbatical semester as well as a marketing tool for advancing in my career. I’ve had quite a busy four months. For a quick recap, see these blog posts:
- Getting Prepared
- My Spanish
- Mid-Semester Update
- End-of-Semester Update
- Summer Reading List
- Fall Reading List
As I stated at the beginning, the intended audience for this blog is broad — my family and friends, psychologists, faculty, writers, tourists, relocators, language learners, and book lovers will be the primary readers of this blog. I hope that you have learned something from my posts and been inspired by this blog. My first sabbatical leave has been an amazing success and San Antonio and Our Lady of the Lake University have been wonderful hosts.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. Enjoy the holidays and be well.
Note: To read the blog in chronological order, go to the Categories box on the right side and click on Introduction. This will take you to the “Welcome!” post. Click on the title. From there, use the top arrow keys to proceed through the entire blog in sequence.
(New York) — My enjoyment of Latino culture continues. The day after Christmas, at the start of the historic 2010 winter blizzard, my sister and I took the train into the city to see a Broadway show. First, we ate a delicious lunch (arroz con pollo) at a wonderful Times Square area Cuban restaurant, Havana Central Restaurant. The menu contained a variety of appetizing dishes; I want to go back and sample more of them. Then, we walked to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on the next block for the 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee of the Tony Award-winning musical, “In the Heights”. This great production about people living in the New York City barrio of Washington Heights was the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Puerto Rican composer/lyricist who also played the main character (bodega owner, “Usnavi”) for this particular show time. What a treat. The talented cast and crew gave an excellent — energetic and entertaining — performance. “In the Heights” is a spectacular work of art. I highly recommend it! 🙂
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