I have spent the last 6 weeks in Toronto, thinking and planning my nomadic life for the rest of 2015.
I will be visiting Phoenix for a few days.
For the rest of April and early May, I travel to the UK and Paris! First stop is the UK, specifically Cambridge, where I am giving a public program; the next stop is York, then London, then Paris and back to Oxford.
Plans are underway for a cross Canada speaking trip in June, with various visits to US cities, in July, including my annual visit to Newfoundland.
As many of you know, I have a 2-year sabbatical from OHIP, (Canadian medical Plan) which means I can be out of the country as long as I want and still have my coverage. The 2 years are up in late September, and at that point, I can be out of the country only 7 months out of the year, so I have decisions to make!
Traveling is in my blood and doing projects is also in my blood, and my health is standing up.
One of the ideas I have is to move or spend more time in UK, I was born in England and have a European Union Passport, so I will check it out.
Also, I am still developing BMT (Betty’s Mountain Top) and pushing it along, to where, not sure!
For the rest of the year, I am off to India for sure, maybe Australia, Mauritius, Dubai and Bali, (to be determined)!!!
One more thing, I am writing this on Easter Sunday, one year ago I had just arrived in Athens and my good friend, the late BK Anthony Stranro, had arranged a lovely luncheon for me to meet his interesting friends in Athens. Anthony, I will never forget you and the influence you had on my life (miss you)! Also this week another person, who had a great influence on my life, passed away, Peter Brophy. Peter, in this corporate life was the Vice President of Xerox Canada and met me as Community Volunteer when my kids were little, he offered Xerox to be first client for my consulting company way back when, which was big deal!!!
My job was to do profiles on new Cabinet Ministers in Ottawa, and find backgrounds that would match the business interest of Xerox.
To conclude, I just had my 72nd birthday and I must admit I am proud of that fact!!!