I have a ton of work to do right now, which is probably why I’m procrastinating and surfing the internet.  But, that did mean I found this interesting article and can now share it.  The punchline? We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, […]

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The rematch!

 Apr, 07 - 2009   China tripFamilyRandomTravel

Here is Henry with his little Shanghainese (since moved back to Missouri) friend at a hot pot restaurant in Shanghai.  You’ll note that unlike the previous picture where Henry had a clear advantage in both height and reach, this time the battle is much more even–Henry is strapped in and Carsten’s mom is helping.  No […]

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Our friends in Shanghai

 Mar, 12 - 2009   China tripRandomTravel

Are actually American. In fact, I met Mike my very first day of college at Purdue–he sold me a loft the day I moved into our dorm, and I spent a lot of time hanging out in his room down the hall over the course of the year. We shared an apartment with a couple […]

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Welcome to my new blog!

 Mar, 10 - 2009   China tripFamilyMeRandomTravel

Hello everyone! I haven’t written anything for awhile, because I didn’t really think I had anything too exciting to write about.  Since we’re taking our 10 month old on a 2 week trip to China, however, I thought it was a good opportunity to make a few posts. So!  Check back over the next few […]

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First blog post ever!

 Dec, 21 - 2006   ComputersMeRandom

This is, believe it or not, my first blog post ever.? (I’m pretty sure my mother is really proud of me, although probably not proud enough to leave a comment.) I’m not sure if I’ll end up using this thing very much, but set it up so that I could give updates while Karen and […]

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