My new book, From Hostels to Kids on Camels, is mostly about my travels, but I spend a little time on my childhood in the Introduction. I shared the part about my dad yesterday. Here is the next section about my mother. My mother, Marilyn, in addition to being scary smart, is a great friend. […]


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My new book, From Hostels to Kids on Camels, is mostly about my travels, but I spend a little time on my childhood in the Introduction. Here’s the start of that section, where I talk about my dad. As you’ll read, travel has been a central part of my life, but it’s not the only […]


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As with many people, July 2020 isn’t what we expected it to be. As I write this post, Karen, our three boys, and I should have just left London for a trip to Tunisia. From there, we were planning to head to Greece and then travel up through Ukraine to Russia. We’d intended then to […]


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Over the years, Noble has been recognized for innovative work using data to create tools that support the college choices of our students and then help them persist in college. (See here, here, and here for examples. To play with the “College Bot” tool, make a copy of the document you find at this link.) […]


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Introduction to Pandas

 Feb, 27 - 2018   Python

This is a short post with links to resources for getting up to speed on the pandas library in Python. The example data references the Uptake Data Fellowship, which I participated in with the second cohort. Click here to go to an HTML (web friendly) version of the introduction. Click here to download a Jupyter […]


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We ended our last two days in Korea with a couple of homestay experiences (via AirBNB) that complemented each other really well. Most of the time with AirBNB, you don’t actually see your host, except for possibly a brief meeting to get the keys. These two were a little different. The first was at a […]


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In what ended up being kind of fitting for Easter Sunday, we spent the day checking out what Korea was like 1500-2000 years ago by going to the town of Gyeongji, the site of one of the earliest civilizations in Korea. We'd heard about the Silla empire when we went to the Korean National Museum […]


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Happy Easter! Despite the title, we're not taking up a new religion–we just happened to visit a World Heritage recognized Buddhist Temple, Haein-sa, yesterday. First, though, here's a picture of JR being awesome: One nice thing about being tourists as a whole family is the fact that you get a lot of time to talk […]


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