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December 30, 2012

Out Processing – Day 13

It feels very strange to have nothing to do.  All the teams went out today but myself and a colleague are staying in-house because we have to do all the paperwork to end our deployment (out processing).  We followed up on some cases by phone today known as “hot shots” and I can feel myself winding down…and longing for home.

I wanted to thank  you all again for reading along.  Please know that I would love to have you continue to connect with my blog.  While I don’t usually post everyday like I did here in NYC, a former student of mine from Portland State, Ben, recently inspired me to get active here again so my goal in 2013 is to post at least twice a week.

As I stated earlier, when I get home and have had some distance from here and a little time to process, I will write some more…my way of getting closure on this amazing experience.

I will usher in the new year in my quiet little apartment in the cold of Superior, Wisconsin but as cliche as it may sound, I will do so with a renewed perspective on how fortunate I am and at the same time, how fragile our lives really can be.  I hope that the valuable lessons I have learned here will not be soon forgotten.

As per my custom (and as is with so many others), I will be reflecting on 2012 and setting goals…seeking a vision really…for 2013.  And in that light I wish you all a meaningful and reflective holiday.  “Talk” to you soon!


  1. Best blog on the planet, Terry. A light bulb turned on in my head while reading these entries. As always, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your incredible journey. Happy 2013!

    P.S. You look great!

    Comment by Ben — January 1, 2013 @ 1:16 am

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