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  • Food Truck Etiquette

    May 19, 2017

    As a family, we agree on the wonderfulness of food trucks, but that’s where the agreement ends. And that’s…

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  • Springtime in Winter

    December 10, 2015

    Winter in the Northeast can be stunning, and Christmas can be almost magical, but… winter in the Northeast…

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  • Autumn Through A Teenagers Lens

    November 21, 2015

    Autumn Through A Teenagers Lens

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  • Leaf-Peeping

    October 26, 2015

    For those of you who aren’t familiar with this venerable Rite of Autumn in the Northeast region of the...

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  • What Not To Ask An Adoptive Parent

    September 11, 2015

    We’ve been a family for a long time now, and I often forget that Yao Yao is adopted. (No,…

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  • Souvenirs Gone South

    June 11, 2015

    I admit, one of the best – and lasting – parts of travel is bringing back a representative piece…

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  • Memorial Day Musings

    May 29, 2015

    Yao Yao, our daughter, looks forward to it, the way I look forward to the trees budding and the…

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  • Adventures Close to Home

    May 9, 2015

    Spring had finally arrived, and Yao Yao and I were kicking around ideas for what we could do to…

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  • New Orleans: A Tale Of Two Lauras

    April 17, 2015

    And truth be told, Yao Yao “got” New Orleans right away – its balance of history, tradition, and lore…

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  • Cheese Making at Yao Yao’s Camp Imagination

    April 3, 2015

    Today, we’ll often make lunch into a cheese fest, with two or three choices and some fruit and a…

    Travels with Yao Yao