Vancouver is pretty. It actually has not rained until today, and we arrived 2 (or 3) days ago. It's nice to be where there are no W stickers.
Many people have not showed up to give the papers they are scheduled to give, and that kind of sucks. I went to a panel this morning to see a paper about Palestinian refugees in Syria, and the lady bailed. Dang! Still, it was interesting. Though all the talk of "risk assessment" and "vulnerable populations" seems to suck the humanity out of people. Does anyone remember that these are people who laugh, and have nagging in-laws, and suckie jobs? And, how do we assess risk with people, such as Palestinians, who are resistant to having their suffering broadcast? Not every parent wants their kids teeth measured, or what ever.
Lots of good books too...


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