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In Seattle Talking Technology -- Stereotypes in Play?

In Seattle Talking Technology — Stereotypes in Play?

I think my lunch last Saturday would almost seem stereotypical for Seattle and yet the day was a tad surreal. My sister Cheryl works for a Seattle-based computer firm.  She spends a good bit of time in the fine city.  Her crowd of friends includes programmers, project managers, etc.  When she found out I’d be […]

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Staying Home for the Holidays

Staying Home for the Holidays

I’m lucky enough to have multiple choice at the holidays usually.  The benefit of being single.  All the moms & kids seem to be driver.  I’m usually with family in one place or another although I sometimes also squeeze in vacation fun.  This year the decision was to stay put.  I love traveling to see […]

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I Can't Seem to Think in Numbers, I'm a People Person

I Can’t Seem to Think in Numbers, I’m a People Person

I was playing around on the web and decided to go to twitter’s website to check trending topics — I saw too many Chuck Norris tweets and having bought a Chuck Norris book for last year’s office Christmas party exchange, I just had to know.  When I logged in… the number of zeros popped up.  […]

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Three Days in Another World

Three Days in Another World

Having spent time in the Soviet Union, Turkey, China, etc., I thought I knew what it felt like to be in a different world.  But those were easy to prepare for.  The languages were different, I had long hours on airplanes, etc.  This week’s trip to the North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE) felt similar […]

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He’s just a little Speck (a free-range one at that)

Okay, this is less about travel and culture than I anticipate writing about most of the time, but it is connected.  And while others change the names of people to protect the innocent, I think the characters in here are okay with being identified.  : ) Kelly, my best friend in college, took a year […]

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Combining My Passions (written for the AAEA Byline)

But my trips have been enriched by connecting with a few people in agriculture and indulging an interest to see something off the beaten path.

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