It's been a while since I've blogged. I've been quite busy with my latest travel writing gig. But more importantly, I have some big news: I recently passed the third and final hurdle of the US Foreign Service Exam. I am now a "conditional" Foreign Service Officer. Now it's a lot of "hurry up and wait" mode while I await medical and security clearances to go through. So I'll still be working on the journalism/writing grind for a while still! -Mr. Crab.