Kirsten has been brainstorming alternate careers for me, in case the academia thing doesn't work out. The job market is awfully tight, after all, and if I'm trying to stay in Chicago so I can keep living with Kev, it's a hell of a lot tighter. We'll see. I like travel (despite the mopiness of last week, I really do), so she thought I could combine couriering for airlines (free flights) with travel writing. I don't know much about being a courier -- do any of you? Ditto on travel writing (which does sound awfully appealing, I must say).