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Travelling Researcher

I’ve lived in Colorado since I was 10 years old (minus a few years in Germany and Utah). But I’ve seen more of the state in the past week than all those other years combined. I started another research project funded by NDRI comparing two forms of the same relapse prevention protocol. I supervise a computer class in the morning, and then I teach a classroom-style class in the evenings. Both are with female inmates being held in Pueblo, so I’m there all day. In between the classes, I continue my practicum at a facility for men. Those combined keep me in prison pretty much all day on Thursday. But in order to begin the research, I’ve had to go to two trainings: one in Denver, and the other in Trinidad. So I’ve been all over the place in the last few days, and I can’t wait until somebody invents those transporters from Star Trek so that I’ll never have to drive anywhere ever again! Avey and Kira have been good sports though. Sometimes while I’m gone, Avey will go on bear hunts:

By the sound of her story, I’m kind of surprised that she still goes on the hunts so much. Not to mention how surprised I am that she can swim across a whole lake!

And so we’ve all been swamped these days. I keep thinking that things will eventually slow down, but I’ve been saying that for years. At least it’s a wild ride! 

#Happenings #LittleGems

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