Giving thanks

Western-style ovens are not common in China. I own a sort of toaster oven on steroids, large enough to accomodate a dozen very strategically placed muffin cups. It is not large enough to handle a chicken, never mind a turkey. So, when questions of Thanksgiving dinner arose, my American friends and I were at a…

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Of cabbages and kings

There was terrible traffic. My alarm didn’t go off. The weather really slowed things up. There was a cabbage and fish sale at the grocery store. As far as morning delays go, this is definitely a new one for me. There’s a grocery store in the basement of the building where I work, and when…

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Broken record

Apologies (again) for my long absence. It hasn’t been for lack of interesting things to share, rather it’s been a combination of work schedule and laziness that has kept me away from you. To make up for the prolonged pause, I’ve migrated the blog over to WordPress (tada!) and made the site its very own…

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Cathedrals

Looking for a cd to play in the car, I found a bunch of old mixes from my college years.  Most of them are only labeled with the date, and those that have titles are non-descriptive things like “for the drive to Waldorf.”  (Apparently my creativity did not extend as far as my music collection.) …

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