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P Riggs

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After a several month hiatus, it's nice to finally have some time to get back and browse the forums.
Life has been pretty crazy the last few months and I haven't had much time...
The Geography Department at the University of Colorado at Denver offered me a job teaching three days before classes started. My funding at Colorado State University was running out so I took it. And I was behind before I ever started. My head is still spinning trying to catch up!
Our 5 year-old daughter started kindergarten.
Our third child was born two weeks after classes started. Which, as luck would have it, was during the week UCD shut for the Democratic National Convention.
After we were getting life settled down with the new job and baby, our 3 year-old son needed his tonsils out. Another two weeks of turmoil!
Plus, I've been sick twice in the last month.

Whew!

However, I have taken some time with the kids. It's great that our daughter is studying geography at school. She likes looking at atlases and cartoon maps of animals and people. She has even drawn a few "abstract" maps of imaginary places. And what the 5 year-old does, the 3 year-old absorbs. Over Christmas I hope we can do some more geography and mapping.
And now that life is settling down again, I can slip into some old habits... like reading CartoTalk again!
Philip Riggs
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Good to have you back!
Hans van der Maarel - Cartotalk Editor
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Welcome back! I hope life settles down a bit for you now!
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Welcome back! Great to hear you landed a new job and congratulations on the new baby! We still need to get together sometime and play some music! My accordian is waiting....waiting for someone who can actually play the thing without scaring the neighbors!



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Hey Phil! Good to hear from you and your successes! (they are not easy) And congratulations two!
I really like your site - a huge resource. See you on the blog!




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