And now my sabbatical takes me into the blogsphere. I've traveled lots of neat places while on leave this year and written notes on them (more on that in another post). A blog will be a lot easier than emailing new urls to family and friends after each trip. More importantly, though, challenging myself to look for observations to report has been an invaluable part of my sabbatical. Starting a blog should motivate me to continue pushing for observations once my wanderings are more mental than physical and the landscape less syntactically exotic.