A Backpacker Convert

When I say “organized tour,” what do you imagine? Is it 35 blue-haired grannies sitting on a creaky old bus, eventually to be led through the streets of some European city by a stodgy older gent wielding an umbrella? Is it regimented days where every minute is pre-planned, and every evening spent in some soulless… Continue reading A Backpacker Convert

HBSers Pack OWA Common Rooms for Thursday's International Food & Drink Festival

International Week at HBS was celebrated in great style, quite evident by the colorful costumes and exotic cuisines from all corners of the globe. On Thursday during International Week, the common rooms of One Western Avenue and Soldiers Field Park were packed with HBSers-participants as well as visitors. Entering this vibrant setting, one couldn’t help… Continue reading HBSers Pack OWA Common Rooms for Thursday's International Food & Drink Festival

The Better Half

Imagine a fresh-smelling kitchen, including a sink without any dirty dishes. Imagine no lines to use the machines at Shad. Imagine unlimited and undisturbed access to the Internet. A fantasy world? Not quite – it was Spring Break for many partners, including myself. There were a special few of us bestowed with the privilege of… Continue reading The Better Half

Winter Travel Special: Location, Location, Location

The classic HBS student struggle continues: Lots of time, no money – versus – lots of money, no time. After careful consideration, my wife and I decided that Citiassist is there to take advantage of, and so we should exploit the “lots of time” while we have it this coming winter break. The next big… Continue reading Winter Travel Special: Location, Location, Location

The Better Half

Imagine a fresh-smelling kitchen, including a sink without any dirty dishes. Imagine no lines to use the machines at Shad. Imagine unlimited and undisturbed access to the Internet. A fantasy world? Not quite – it was Spring Break for many partners, including myself. There were a special few of us bestowed with the privilege of… Continue reading The Better Half

Anthrax: An Ex-Army Counterintelligence Officer's View

ANTHRAX: Primarily a disease of herbivores; humans and carnivores are incidental hosts. It is generally an occupational hazard primarily of workers who process hides and hair, and of veterinarians, agriculture, and wildlife workers who handle infected animals. Human anthrax is much more common in those agricultural regions of the world where anthrax in animals is… Continue reading Anthrax: An Ex-Army Counterintelligence Officer's View

Viva la Costa!

With 4/17ths of the transformational experience out of the way and the ghosts of Eric Petersen, the Balanced Scorecard and National Cranberry safely buried for all time, a large contingent of intrepid janviers ventured down to a small and idyllic country in Central America – the Rich Coast, Costa Rica. Leadership was provided by our… Continue reading Viva la Costa!