I am on the commuter train to the airport again. This time, I am leaving Moscow for Omsk on a red-eye flight. This is going to be short night: three hours in the air, plus three hours of time difference plus two hours in a hotel before my presentation at the Regional Teachers’ Conference.
Going back to day one brings a very dim memory of my PhD thesis review meeting with my supervisor two hours after landing in Sheremetyevo. After a rather rigorous discussion over the first couple of pages I started to miss some of her questions and recommendation as the espresso content in my blood was fading out. An hour into the conversation she simply started to dictate me her remarks saying, “Just type, Oleg. Tomorrow, when you wake up all this will make lots of sense to you.” She let me go only when I could not even see the keyboard… [Read more…]