Month: August 2014

The Day I Learned I’m Not Afraid of Elephants

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Aug 18, 2014
Posted in: Attractions, Awesome

I’m afraid of many things. I blame my mother.   She was utterly convinced, from the time I was born, that the entire world was out to get me (it didn’t help that I was named after a relative who had died tragically young). She concluded that the best way to keep me alive would…

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Transportation: A Contrast

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Aug 6, 2014
Posted in: Random Musings

  “Wait, what kind of car do you drive?” She is my cousin’s little girl. Blond, California-born and raised, nearly as tall as I am, and presently obsessed with cars. We are walking through downtown Seattle together. I’ve been back from Cambodia for less than a week. “A 2002 KIA Spectra,” I reply, “with power locks.”…

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Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Aug 4, 2014

  Rand always tells me he envies my palate, which cracks me up because it’s such an unlikely compliment. But it comes up time and again, whenever I identify a spice in a dish that he’s unable to, or I catch a whiff of a bakery blocks before he does. Others who’ve noticed it have…

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