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Sep 23rd 2007 10:49AM
you can almost hear the joy of your return to China in your writing! it's so wonderful that you could give Lyndell a small glimpse of your experience there.
i'm sure it won't be long until you're both discovering new people and places in China together!
thanks for taking the time to take us all on a virtual tour. i look forward to your new stories!
all the best,
Aug 24th 2007 11:24PM
i'm not all that well versed in weddings, but i do imagine it was especially meaningful to your sister to have you play...the magnitude of your pain, making your gift exponentially more valuable. so what did you play? i wasn't familiar with the songs you mentioned for the dances, so i followed the links, and was surprised to find they were country. i don't know why that's so surprising, but somehow i wouldn't have expected country to be big with our northern neighbors.
i hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!
Aug 21st 2007 9:15AM
those lights and that tunnel are forever burned in my brain.....along with the united theme song that played with the dancing lights. i used to pass through chicago often and would traverse the long tunnel several times over in search of "good" food or just to stretch my legs during a long layover. i can still see the starbucks and sunglass hut that frame the entrance to that tunnel as well.
it's amazing the travel experiences that stick with you!
if you're ever stuck in boston, i'm a big fan of the kinetic sculpture near the ticket counters in terminal C.....entertainment for hours!
Aug 8th 2007 2:10PM
ang and i enjoyed reading this one, and i laughed out loud about the champagne. sounds like the men almost enjoyed your presence. they may start asking for the "special" fruit plate to accompany their various breakfast meats. perhaps your next big hurdle will be getting jenny to fire up that band saw for a big block of tofu : )
Aug 3rd 2007 2:10PM
sounds like a perfect weekend in so many ways! i love the "pile of toothpicks" description. it seems that the older i get, the more that kind of weekend tops any "party of the summer" by a long shot.
happy belated birthday to lyndell!
Jul 30th 2007 8:33PM
i am red with envy! our strawberry plants produced just enough berries in the late spring to make us think we'd have a strawberry-filled summer and then went on strike. perhaps you could speak to the advice we've received that they're really only good for two years and then need to be replanted?!
i look forward to the blog where you are greeted by the scruffy-faced, flannel-shirted breakfast crowd with an "EMBER!" reminiscent of "NORM!" on "Cheers". Keep chipping-away, they're soft on the inside!!
Jul 29th 2007 1:07PM
hi ember -
i was bummed to have missed this festival, and now even more so! VT is full of great little small towns and hidden treasures! i tend to be in new england around the same time every year, so maybe i can make it work next year.
Jul 25th 2007 10:05AM
glad to see your new blog is up-and-running! i look forward to reading more about your travels back in north america!
Jul 10th 2007 11:38PM
thanks so much for sharing your travels and bringing us all along for the ride! i can only imagine the internal collisions as your two worlds fight for their rightful place somewhere inside you. i hope you eventually get some down time to digest....whether it be leaving one culture and entering another, or your bunless veggie burgers : )
i look forward to following things in the new blog....perhaps one day there will be photos and tales from colorado.
Jun 30th 2007 3:01AM
your post is impeccably well-timed. ang and i are in California at a conference about adaptive equipment available to help "differently-abled" folks be more active. there are so many amazing things out here: from kayaks and bikes to climbing equipment...to name but a few. i sure hope things improve in China - not only before the olympics, but also before the paralympics! or perhaps the paralympics will improve China and their perception of differently-abled life.