In a sense, the time since I graduated from college up to now has been a long and circuitious peregrination.
In order, I have been to Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Japan, Malaysia, and Australia. I visited Singapore and some of the Arabian Gulf States repeatedly, in the summer. Ahh, to be young and in the Middle East in the summer!

I have also travelled to the state of Marriage, and Fatherhood. Family life and the government imposed "sojourn in foreign countries" that I have taken are not compatible. I first left my son when he was six- months-old, unable to sit up or do much of anything other than smile and gurgle. Two days after I returned, (six months later) he took his first steps. Today, I leave my now two-and-a-half-year-old son, and the rest of my family again for the seemingly eternal continuation of my peregrination.

Although to be honest, I don't really think that Seattle, WA counts as a foreign country.