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Moving Around, Settling Down.

We moved in July, the humid, unforgiving heat of the California sun sticking our shirts to our backs as we carried boxes from the house to the truck. The mattresses went in first, on their sides, and the table went … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences

It’s amazing, the number of things you take for granted. Maybe for you, it’s snow every winter and church every Sunday and brambles creeping onto your lawn. It’s something you talk about with your neighbors, and the stores all sell … Continue reading

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Constructing A Good Life

My ideal life, at the moment, involves being busy. Very, very busy, the kind of busy that means that I can totally hang out with you as long as I push back these non-time sensitive projects and rush through that … Continue reading

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Results of Unplug 2014

It was awful. I shouldn’t have done it. I failed. Here’s the thing: I’m living in a hotel room right now. A two bedroom hotel room, with the five other members of my family, and I’m not old enough to … Continue reading

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London

While we were in London we stayed with an Indian (Dots, not feathers) family They were super duper nice, with an eighteen year old son named Arjun and a twenty-one to twenty-two year old daughter named Gina, and all of … Continue reading

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Paris, Part II: The Failed Attempt At Touristing.

In Paris, we used the Metro to get around, and I proved, once and for all, that I actually have a really good sense of direction when I’m paying attention. Everything was in French, see, the names of the places, … Continue reading

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Paris, Part 1.

One of the most important lessons I have learned in my traveling is to never ever take an overnight flight in Economy Class. Ever. I don’t care how cheap it is, or how convenient it seems, because you will not spend that overnight … Continue reading

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Impressions of New York

I have never been in such a big city before. Los Angeles, yeah, but LA’s all titanium and glass and weird architecture, and there are spaces between the buildings that are big enough to walk between easily. New York… New … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Rent A Furnished Apartment While Traveling: New York Edition.

1. The owner of said furnished apartment is generally happy to oblige you with transportation from your hotel to the apartment. Very rarely, the owner may have most of the cars available to her in use, which means that the … Continue reading

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Making It To New York: Transportation

The airplane was very exciting. We pulled up to LAX, checked our luggage, strapped our backpacks to our backs and the Spawn to Mom (to the accompaniment of much screaming, as you can imagine) and went through Security with a … Continue reading

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