Monthly Archives: May 2009

weekend so far

Dragonboat racing: We came in 3rd of 4. We rowed against a police crew and two student crews; I expected we’d lose to the police crew and beat the students. One of the student crews turned out to be better … Continue reading

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a thousand stories in the naked city

The thing about Taiwan is, it’s never boring. Every time you go out there is something surreal or something new, a small annoyance or a tiny triumph. Today dragonboat practice provided all four, and we were the surreal element. First … Continue reading

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there is no such thing as a default human.

I don’t claim to be very far at all along the path of understanding / fighting all forms of prejudice. Even so, apparently there are people much farther back. I found this from Kate Elliott, who got it from Talking … Continue reading

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what I need to know

Here is my list-to-date of questions regarding the decision whether to have LASIK surgery to correct my vision. I post these in case they are useful to others. I’d still appreciate any additions to the list! Decision factors Am I … Continue reading

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Finally taking the plunge

I have a LASIK consultation / pre-exam scheduled for next week. Just now – before I make my decision – would be a really good time to tell me any reasons not to or questions I need to ask. Once … Continue reading

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plans

Today: dragonboat practice was incredibly hot and humid (but otherwise good), then after a couple hours I drove to work (35 minutes) to pick up Lucas (who in the process of getting there had the car he was borrowing break … Continue reading

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wave hi

That was kind of cool. I just had a phone conversation with my husband while seeing him on a webcam, halfway around the world. (Well, a third.) That would be no big deal if he were sittingin front of a … Continue reading

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boat moving: the saga

Thank goodness that’s over. What a stressmare. On Wednesday I received the following email from one of the rowing coaches: “Hello Paula I have been announced by the government that all the boats have to move away this week or … Continue reading

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quick customer service note

I’ve heard their name a few times (which means a few more times than I’d like)in the news on all the US banking problems, but I have to say that as far as my personal experience goes, Bank of America … Continue reading

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quick customer service note

I’ve heard their name a few times (which means a few more times than I’d like)in the news on all the US banking problems, but I have to say that as far as my personal experience goes, Bank of America … Continue reading

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