Posted 11/1/2017 by hhill
First, this is a second entry of the day and will be the last new blog until November 13th. My husband and I are leaving late tonight for a belated trip to Cyprus. We have promised each other that we won't work while we are there. This was a trip planned to coincide with work in Turkey last April. Since we have been to Turkey several times in the past, we wanted to do something different for a few days, and Cyprus is nearby. As it turned out, a very dear friend died just two days before our planned departure, so we cancelled the trip. We had, however, already paid for most of it, and it was a situation of rescheduling it or losing all the money. Hence our seats on Turkish Air tonight.
Most of you know, or could easily guess, how much I hate the pinkification of October. I have included my thoughts in various talks this October, written letters to the editor, and generally talked about it to anyone who would listen. I was delighted to see this essay in The New York Times a few days ago.