On the road again, just can’t wait …

Packing is a skill I developed late in life.

As a development officer at Loras College, a big part of my job for most of the past four years has been traveling — mainly around the Midwest, but also to the Northeast and Southwest — to meet with alumni, parents and other supporters and friends of the college. Usually, I’m on the road at least one week –and sometimes two or even three weeks — per month. That creates plenty of opportunity to practice packing.

But then the pandemic hit. My last work trip was February 23 through March 1, when I returned from Arizona. That was 178 days ago. Today, I’m leaving for the Des Moines area, where I have nine visits scheduled over the next four days.

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