Early tomorrow morning, I board the first of several flights that will eventually get me back to the homeland, the Philippines Islands! Incredibly, it's been seventeen years since I've been to PI! That's me as a much younger man above, during my second trip in 1998.
This is the first time I'm going home without my family, as part of a team from my work. In this regard, it's going to be a very different adventure than my other trips. Specifically, I'm going as part of the education team, joining 30+ other researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, and other partner institutions in the United States and the Philippines.