Monday, June 11, 2007

Beantown Ho!

To those who visited these pages during my four month long hiatus from blogging - many apologies and many thanks for your interest. The beginning of the new year brought many changes to life. Between graduating (read: being kicked out) from grad. school and looking for a job, time was not to be found for blogging and wandering.

The most recent stop on my journey has been Beantown - home of the Boston Brahmins and the Red Sox. In the past few months of gainful employment I have realized the true value of the lazy days gone by. As another friend who recently graduated (as in REALLY graduated... degree and all) and joined a job put it, "...days of not brushing till 11 in the morning are over".

As I have done so in the past... I do promise to resume regular blogging henceforth.

Here's to new wanderings!

P.S: What do you think of the photo above? I have never loyally followed any sports but I find the Red Sox fandom here in Beantown amusing and interesting. Last weekend on Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know (broadcast live from PennState), a communications professor from Penn State was talking about how the sports stadiums are the new "cathedrals" of the 21st century. He has also written a book about it. If stadiums are the cathedrals then sports is the new religion. In this town, loyalty to the beloved Red Sox is akin to the holy covenant. I will try to blog more about this and other fascinating facets of Boston.

P.S2: The title of this post was inspired by the Calvin and Hobbes book Yukon Ho! The Yukon Song from that book is one of my favorite poems.