Category Archives: Travel and vacation

Travel Reading

Two weeks from Saturday we are leaving on vacation. Which means I have that long to decide what books to take with me. Care to help me out? Pick one book from each of the following categories – fiction, non-fiction … Continue reading

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Chicago in Seven Easy Points Instead of a Long Write-Up with Lots of Pictures.

Because I’m sick today and you’re getting about 75% of me at best. 1. I had forgotten how much I enjoy the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. It’s worth it just for Sargon’s bull. 2. The concert was … Continue reading

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Would you rather Buzz or Sprawl?

This Friday my wife and I and a couple friends get to see The National and Arcade Fire in Chicago. I am quite excited. Just for kicks I thought I would ask who you would be more excited about seeing … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative 12: Coming Home

 I have been writing a series of posts recently talking about our experiences the week we went to Guatemala in 2008 in bring home our daughter. You can can read the previous entries by clicking the links at the bottom … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative 11: Final Sights and Saying Goodbye

I have been writing a series of posts recently talking about our experiences the week we went to Guatemala in 2008 in bring home our daughter. You can can read the previous entries by clicking the links at the bottom … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative 10: Embassy Day

I have been writing a series of posts recently talking about our experiences the week we went to Guatemala in 2008 in bring home our daughter. You can can read the previous entries by clicking the links at the bottom … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative 9: Eduardo

  Both of the girls were quite proud of themselves. On Tuesday we planned a trip to Antigua, the beautiful former capital of the country, about 45 minutes from Guatemala City. Our adoption agency knew of a local guide who offered tours to American … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative 8: Venturing Forth a Confident and Effeminate Man

1 – Preparing to Travel 2 – The Longest Two Hours Ever 3 – Love and Terror 4 – So, Shall We Cry? 5 – A Peaceful Shore 6 – Fear in a Foreign Place 7 – Feeling Really Stupid … Continue reading

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Oh Canada

Let’s go to Canada she said. Okay I said. We loaded sleeping bags and inadequate provisions into our Geo Metro and drove north along I-75 and found a state park on the Maumee river and set up camp. It was … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative 7: Feeling Really Stupid but Too Tired to Care

Several months ago I started a series about our first week together as a family, and never got around to finishing it. Let’s pick up where we left off, shall we? If you want to catch up on the first … Continue reading

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