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Archive for December 2011

On the Platform

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Today we did the London Foodie walk, ate some fantastic Chinese (bonus shot), learned about the history of London, and lastly reflected on this year with a beautiful service at St. Paul.  Happy New Years.



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December 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

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In London

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We’re tired and we’re here.  Good first day flying about the town on buses.  Now if we can just sleep some tonight. 

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December 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm

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Flying First Class

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Just got my wife a first class ticket to London!  A bump and forgoing $200 in vouchers gets us a once in a lifetime experience.  The seats are valued at $4,000 each.  Wow!

They say half the adventure is getting there right?

Of course the irony is that we’ve been pre-jetlagging so we can sleep on our 7:30pm flight.  Now we’ll have to be awake for a 11pm flight to enjoy the benefits.  I’m willing to try!

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December 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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DPP Day 12: The Lettuce

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Our lettuce is one of my favorite things.  They are varied, robust, and survive the frost.  I love how bright green they are in the midst of a bleak winter lawn.


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December 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Posted in At the House, Pictures

DPP Day 11: One Cool Cat?

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December 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Posted in Politics, Travel

DPP Day 10: Coming Home

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It’s still Day 10 right?  Right?

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December 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Pictures, Travel

A Personal Connection

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One of my former students caught his first NFL touchdown pass over the weekend.

He’s mostly a special teams player, where the hardest hits are often delivered.  I recall him getting knocked out in a UNC game.

Lest you think that my discussion of the concussion crisis is simply me looking for an ax to grind with the general culture I do have some personal connections.

It’s pretty serious and pretty scary, especially as I look out at the two players in my course this semester and wonder how they will live at age 40 or 50.

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December 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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