I’m just back from a year as a fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. What a fantastic place to spend a sabbatical! I was so lucky to have a chance to share work space with 35 fellows and associates across the humanities and have such an amazingly nurturing staff. They were so supportive in helping me to reconnect with my intellectual and writerly self. I was able to get three articles out, all on different projects with different co-authors, as well as make substantial headway toward completing my book manuscript, “Tight Knit: A Biography of Globalization.” It tells the story of how families, individuals, and institutions cope with globalization. I encountered lots of surprises. The project allows me to tell a story about how local practices and individual lives create the living biography of globalization.