I’ve been told intelligence can be gained through osmosis : ) I’m hanging out on the 14th floor of my hotel in Cambridge right next door to MIT. I’m here in the Boston area working on a story for USA TODAY that is slated to run early March. I wish I could say traveling, staying in hotels, and trying new eateries while on assignment is as exciting as it sounds. However, in reality it’s pretty lonely. I can’t say that I’m much of a fan of the single-serving flying, dining, and hotel life. That said, the people I meet and the stories I have the opportunity to tell make the loneliness worth it–at least at this stage of my life.