Desierto norte de Chile

Friday, September 22, 2006

My mailing address in Graz

Hi. Should you want to send me anything in Graz (candies, a warm scarf, some socks, a photo of you, a postcard from your travels, or whatever), please use this address:

Mr. Brad Barrett
176 / 9 Theodor-K├Ârner-Strasse
A-8010 Graz

I still dont have a phone, but I'm working on that. Check back periodically. (You could always use skype: bsbarret).

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Classic humor

I found this on a friend's friend's blog. Hilarious indeed. Do you agree?

In Graz

Hello, I have moved to Graz, Austria, where I will spend the next four months teaching and researching at the University of Graz / Wegener Center. Because I am no longer enjoying the tranquil Bajan mornings, it was time to rename this blog.

Please visit my new site,, for future updates. The old site,, will automatically redirect you here. Thanks for your patronage and visiting. See you in Austria!

Monday, September 11, 2006

All my bags are packed . . .

. . . and I'm ready to go?!

In 5 hours I will leave the US for Austria. Wow! This summer has been a whirlwind of events, people, emotions, research, teaching, sport, cultures, cities, and homes. I cannot fathom that only 3 months and 10 days ago I arrived back from Barbados. It is all surreal, and I have been so busy lately that I haven't begun to process it all. One thing that is overwhelmingly evident is that I have been richly blessed. Here are a few things that I praise God for:
- warm nights
- Wildwood church
- ultimate frisbee
- the Bluesteins and Mrs. Dennis (& their hospitality)
- summer tuesday night bible study
- Colorado and mountains to be climbed
- long phone talks with Bethany
- my students
- the Angolans
- Mee and Por
- tennis
- chats with Zach and future plans to visit!
- Scott Goodspeed and FOCUS ministry
- back to school excitement
- map distribution in Couch tower
- the word of the day (pope on a rope!!? haha)
- parties at lake thunderbird
- sunday night volleyball
- fun times with chris, cameron, and liz
- technical meteo discussions with Dan Dawson
- passing my General Exam!
- my parents (and their love, support, and willingness to be my mailbox!)
- daydreams of Barbados and my friends there
- Florian and his hospitality
- long walks at night
- singing praises to the almighty
- plans to visit Bethany!
- accents
- ceiling fans
- my advisor's flexibility and strong support of my education
- many new friends at OU (not a complete list!): nathan, matt, rakesh, nisha, arpee, hani, danielle, ben, the volleyball guys, barnabas, ashley, ryan, bob, nishan
- my many old friends at OU (meteo & church)
- prayer
- celebrations
- Thai food
- working out at the gym with Matthew
- college football
- world cup 2006
- probably a thousand other things that i forgot

Next post will come to you from Austria, enshaallah. Stay tuned for the transition from "good morning barbados". Peace and love.

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