My decompression is almost over. It is hard to believe that a year ago I was preparing to leave Istanbul and return to the USA. After arriving in the USA at the end of February it was time to decide . . . well . . . what’s next. But first it was all about decompressing. After so many years away from the USA it was time to re-familiarize myself with people, customs, attitudes and behaviors. But the decompression is almost over. So, while I decompress, as always, I think of where I have been.