4 Meetings, 6 Planes, and lots of amazing friends

Sao Miguel Island CalderaI’m back from over three weeks of travel in Europe and I realized that if I didn’t sit down and write at least one blog post, no matter how trite or incomplete, I will have gone nearly a month without a blog post and I’ve not done that since I started this blog (over on it’s original blogger home) in 2004. The fact that I missed my own blogaversary in May this year tells you that blogging has simply become part of the fabric of my work and life, and yet this gap… oi! I have tons of drafted posts and lots of things that I “planned” to blog about, but time has been tight.

I was in the UK and Portugal the last three weeks to facilitate one meeting, present at a conference and both support and participate in the KM4Dev annual gathering that happened this year in Almada, Portugal. I’ll write about all these events, plus the added treat of going on vacation with our friends Bev, Jess and Rory and an added bonus of helping with a meeting in Ponta Delgaga on the island of Sao Miguel in the astonishingly beautiful Azores islands. There are hundreds of pictures to be sorted, stories to be captured and lessons to be reflected upon. There are things coming up that I want to write about. So this little post is the toe back in the water!

As always, the highlight was the people, the community feeling and the learning.