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Hong Kong – Day One

Refreshed by six hours of real sleep after the sixteen hours upright in the plane, we were off to adventures in Hong Kong. Jonathan drove Karen, Jesse, and me to the university. There was a quick bit of professorial keyboard … Continue reading

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Enroute to Hong Kong

During the first couple hours of this 16 hour flight I watched The French Connection. This is probably the fourth or fifth time I have watched this movie, though not perhaps more recently than five years ago. The movie really … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 2011

We are getting ready to leave for Hong Kong on Saturday 12/10/2011. This is our annual (almost?) trip to visit Jonathan, Nan, Jesse, and Anna. This year part of our visit will be spent in Bali. This is, after all, … Continue reading

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Snow Is Coming Again – We Are Packed and Leaving Early

Snow has been arriving regularly all winter at about five day intervals. More snow is scheduled for Saturday morning so we are off tonight to get to Cambridge before it starts here or there.

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Friday 2/4: arrived in Cambridge to a winter nightmare

Thinking that we would avoid a Saturday snow storm we drove to Cambridge from Hudson this evening. The snow in Cambridge seems as deep as our memories of the Blizzard of ’78. Cars are drifted over not to be moved … Continue reading

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Saturday 2/5: Cambridge and environs

Breakfast at the Miracle of Science. Then off to Central Sq. to Radio Shack to replace our FM transmitter for the iPod. This handy little device allows us to listen to podcasts of This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell … Continue reading

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Sunday 2/6/11: Johnny Ds, Art, and Super Bowl

The day started with brunch at Johnny D’s in Davis Sq. Somerville with most of the usual cast of characters. Now off to the Photographic Resource Center to see a big show by Jeff Jacobson who will be appearing in our … Continue reading

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Monday 2/7: Drive to Washington DC (Silver Spring)

Left Belmont by about 9 am. With only one major traffic snafu made it to Harvey and Betsy’s house in Silver Spring before 6pm. Wonderful dinner and much chewing the the fat (some lamb and other conversational). 451 miles.

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Tuesday 2/8: Washington DC – museums and friends

We cannot keep up with all of these postings. So, we are going to just list places and events and later fill in with pictures. National Gallery of Art West Dale Collection – mostly French Impressionism National Gallery of Art East … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2/9: Travel Day – Skyline Drive and Appalachians

With some new understanding that the length of the hypotenuse is shorter than the sum of the other two sides of a triangle, we elected to travel south along the western side of the Appalachians, this via US 81 (thanks … Continue reading

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