It is great being back in H-town. I just went for an early morning run in 70-degree weather around Memorial Park. True, Memorial is not as scenic as Lac Leman, but it is a welcome change that there are many other people out there running too–many of whom are pushing strollers and pulling along (or being pulled along by!) friendly dogs.

After living for a year in a 22 square meter closet (about 240 square feet) with barely a kitchen and very few creature comforts, it feels so nice to sprawl out in my nice, spacious Houston townhome. Not to sound like too much of a materialistic American, but it feels wonderful to listen to my juke box and watch HD football on my plasma with surround sound. Plus, a Nintendo Wii has magically appeared at my house and it has proven to be a lot of fun.
While that is all well and good, it pales in comparison to the feeling of being around friends I haven’t spent quality time with in a year.  Skaggs and I threw the football around on Wednesday. Cox and I went out bar hopping until 3 AM on Thursday. I’ll see the volleyball crowd and former roommates tonight at a Christmas party. There is so much catching up to do and I’m really enjoying it. Next week will be even better as I spend time with my family in Hot Springs–can’t wait!
Today is special for another reason: my brother, who just successfully defended his PhD dissertation, is now 30 years old–and I’m not far behind him! Happy birthday, Nick, and go Navy beat Wake!

Published by Bryan Guido Hassin

These are the musings of a global entrepeneur and leader building the sustainabile, prosperous, equitable future. This blog began as a way to document my experience during the IMD MBA in Switzerland and now is the place where I publish eclectic thoughts on climatetech, business, politics, fitness, entertainment, travel, wine, sports, and . . . whatever else is top of mind.

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  1. Thanks, Brother! I did better on the dissertation than Navy did vs. Wake. I\’m looking forward to seeing you in H-town soon!

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