Tuesday, January 12, 2010
On the road again
After being home for an entire 3 days, I hopped on a plane yesterday to travel to Tucson, Arizona. After the hectic travel of the holiday season, with stuffed planes and weather problems galore, yesterday's travel was like a different world -- seemingly empty airports, planes with empty seats, and smooth flying.
I'm in Tucson to work with collaborators on a research project. We've been working for quite some time over the telephone and internet, but sometimes not even the internet can replace face-to-face meetings. My noticing someone grimacing at something I say communicates far more than a month of telcons and emails ever could. We also have some computer and equipment issues to hash out. We won't have a paper ready to publish by the end of the week, but hopefully we will have a good start.