Hi Kip and Reinhard,
Thanks for you replies I'm happy to get all the advice I can get my hands on at this point!
Kip, thanks for your thoughtful comments. That's some resume you got posted in your profile. Kind like having a real-life Indiana Jones right here in our newsgroup! I spent a litttle time in the Middle East and North Africa a few years ago while I was in grad school. Its an amazing place! I hope I have the oppertunity to go back one day.
You have to tell us some stories on open forum sometime.
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