Pic: Rocky Steps. So corny, but so necessary!

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Update (October 31, 2011):
I took this picture on the iconic “Rocky Steps” of the Philadelphia Museum of Art while I was in Philadelphia for the Educause Annual Conference. I took a nice out-and-back 5 mile run along Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River, and finished with the touristy Rocky experience.

Missing My Little Buddy

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I’m looking forward to having my wife and son home tomorrow night! I left them at my in-law’s house in Cleveland on Monday morning. Unfortunately, I have to leave them again next week to go to a conference in Philadelphia from Tuesday to Friday.

This short time away from my newborn son makes me reflect on how thankful I am for being able to have spent so much time with him in his first several months of life. I was able to take off from work for the entire first month of his life, and I’ve spent every available moment with him since going back to work four weeks ago. I can’t imagine what it’s like for parents who have to miss out on the early months of their child’s life for military or job duties.