Something rattled doors and windows and and woke me. I looked at the clock and it was about 5am. My first thought was that it was too much noise to be the truck coming to empty the dumpster. Besides, I had not heard that truck all week since I am on the far side of the buildings from it this trip. My second thought was that I was too far away from where they are digging the new subway tunnel for something there to shake things. Then I was asleep again. I never thought of an earthquake. The morning news enlightened me.
As a technical trainer and consultant (mostly linux and unix environments), I travel frequently. I have the opportunity to visit interesting cities, catch up with friends who have moved to new places, and try new restaurants - preferably those that use organic ingredients. With food allergies of both gluten and dairy this is even more of a challenge.