Back from India

December 29, 2008

I’m going through the photos of the trip, mostly wedding photos and family stuff, but this was a funny moment in Ranchi. We got shaken down by an elephant on the outskirts of the city. Through the windshield: Looking over the roof of the SUV: He blocked the SUV, and wouldn’t let us pass until […]

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Headed for India

November 28, 2008

I’m going to be in India for the next three weeks, visiting relatives in Kolkata, Ranchi, and Mumbai. Probably checking email sporadically. And yes, I am feeling a little hesitant about this. We stopped watching CNN yesterday because it just fires up lizard-brain panic functions that aren’t really relevant to our situation. We won’t be […]

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China! Cadbury! Melamine! MMMMMMM!

September 30, 2008

Cadbury is recalling chocolate made in their Beijing factory because it’s laced with melamine. I used to eat that chocolate all the time when I lived in Beijing. Mmmm. Yummy.

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A friend in Baltimore

March 4, 2008

I’ve got a friend who moved from our little podunk rural town of Paonia, to the big bad city of Baltimore. For a taste of his current life, he pointed me to this gem, The Baltimore Crime Blog. If anything, it seems that The Wire is one of those cases where if they told you […]

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The Creation Museum!

May 25, 2007

Where you can go and see lots of creationists! I like how they use dinosaurs to sell themselves. Click on the lobby in the walkthrough and you get: Imagine soaring cypress trees, the sounds of waterfalls and children playing with dinosaurs! What other surprises await? Um. Yeah. And don’t forget this little tidbit. The Creation […]

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In New York City

May 10, 2007

I’m in New York City for the Nebula Awards and James Gunn’s induction into SF Grand-Masterdom. Check it out, this is the view from my friend Doug’s apartment. It’s so high… Pretty nifty, huh? I feel like I clicked my heels and teleported out of Kansas. Right now, I’m waiting for him to get back […]

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