This entry actually begins with the conference dinner on Friday evening where I was privileged to receive the Authentic Leadership Award from the Consortium for the Study of School Leadership and Ethics. It was nice that Charles Burford presented it on behalf of the Board.
Despite a forecast of rain - and overnight falls- the day dawned clear, so my morning walk was cool but dry. Temperature about 4 centigrade and my layers are keeping me warm. The first session of the conference was the highlight with a brilliant exposition of the interface between education and the civil rights movement in Mississippi by Dr Crystal Sanders of Penn State.
Travel blog readers don't really want my conference notes. Suffice to say it was a normal day at the office with its mix of good, bad and indifferent. Meanwhile outside there was a hint of snow in the rain, but it quickly disappeared. The story is that there is snow in Ontario. We'll see soon.
Six of us went to dinner at a restaurant called the Penang - which fortunately was right next door to my hotel. It too, couldn't be confined to Malaysian food, so it included Thai and Sushi! We stuck to the Malaysian and it was a great feed. There were six of us- Nancy and Charles, Phil Pettit and his wife and Charles B and I. It is great to see the bonds Charles has formed with the American scholars over the years, and to have become a part of the extended "family" - including the Swedes whom I sat with last night.
It was an early evening and all that remained was to pack and do the blog.