Not much to say about Thailand. We’ve been to Koh Samui and are now on Patong Beach on Phuket. So far Phuket’s been cloudy and rainy–not much sunshine, but it’s keeping things cool. We’ll probably head out of here and go back to Bangkok on Friday, then maybe over to Koh Samet.
While on Samui, I received an email from John, my former boss in Morocco. I read it and I thought, “What a jokester.” Then, I realized it wasn’t a joke. He was notifying me of a new English Language Fellowship position that had just opened and that the one-year rule about serving as a Fellow was being waived for this very special, high profile assignment. He asked if I’d like to apply for it. I hesitated for about 5 seconds before deciding, yeah, I want this one. What is the assignment?
Ok, all you Red Sox fans that read this, especially you, Karen, sit down and take a deep breath. The assignment is for an English language teacher at Boca Chica, Dominican Republic at the . . . . New . . . . York . . . . Yankees baseball campus!!! It’s a new facility where young prospects from all over Latin America come to show off their skills and receive instruction, etc. I assume they’re young guys, probably between the ages of 16-19.
So, I was accepted for the assignment and I will probably be returning to the States around the first of September. There are still many details to be worked out, flights to be reserved, paperwork to fill out, etc. I’ll keep posting here about how things are going. It’s not a done deal yet, but everything seems to be coming together ok. Am I excited? If you know me, you know the answer to that question already. More later.