My placement is going alright so far in terms of the orientation and different areas I've become involved in. Most everyone there is friendly with me and knows me by name (though I don't know all of theirs). It is a very welcoming and supportive place.
The main reason for my relative silence is that an issue has arisen for me that I didn't completely expect. I can't get into the details just yet, but possibly in the future. Sorry for the tease, but at the least, I wanted to offer at least something to explain my absence.
I hope to write some more about the work that I am doing very soon. These first few weeks are filled with so much information that I don't know what to go with yet. It's all a blur right now.