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8 November 2014 Raptors Pizza Party!

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

The Red Raptors celebrated a win for the final game of the season. They beat the Teal Tigers 9-3. Sam scored 5 goals.


Monday, December 3rd, 2012

23 April 2011 Crabtree Falls

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Our first hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains this year was to Crabtree Falls. Turns out these are the longest falls east of the Mississippi. I can believe it after a Very Vertical (1380 foot elevation gain) 1.7 mile hike to the top. “Holy Cow” as Sam would say (and did). Gorgeous views. Muddy rocks. […]

9 September 2010 Six Months

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We’ve lived in the UK six months today. It feels like it’s been both longer and shorter than that. How I wish I knew where we’ll be six months from now.

The Ties that Bind

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It’s the little things. I should have remembered from previous stays in the UK that there are no twisty ties in the grocery stores for fastening one’s bags of produce. There are no twisty ties or fasteners that come with the rubbish bin liners either. Had I remembered, I would have popped a few into […]

24 Feb 2010 Biometric Data

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

This morning my father drove me and Sam up to an immigration facility in northeast Philadelphia so we could submit our “biometric data” to the UK consulate in support of our Tier 1 visa application. “Biometric data” made me think on the one hand of technologically advanced body scanners that could calculate blood pressure, heart […]

Typical Conversations at Nearly 2 Years Old

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Mom and Sam are walking up to Tassajara playground when they pass a place where there used to be an apple tree. Sam: Apple tree? Mom: Oh yeah, it’s gone, honey. They cut it down. Sam: Sammy cut it. Mom: Oh you did? Sam: Yeah. Mom: What did you cut it with? Sam: A knife. […]