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On a Train to Xi’an

August 20th, 2012 by Paul Hanstedt | No Comments

We’re on the train to Xi’an. We had a crazy, eventful day in Beijing, during which we’d visited a school, I’d bought six billion dollar rug, and we’d been caught in a massive downpour as we were trying to get supper. But now we’re on the train. It’s one of the nicest trains in China, […]

The Night Children of Sicily

August 10th, 2012 by Nathan | 1 Comment

It is summer for us all, we all hate sleep, what else is there?

Dog Days and Dark Days: Entropy, Chaos, Death, the Inevitable

July 18th, 2012 by Matt | 5 Comments

The last week or so has really sucked chez Gross. And because I’m in a bad, despondent mood, I’m going to just run down a list of all the hassles: • Our boiler/water heater is on the fritz. Again. Less than a month after we had its pump replaced ($660!), an anti-condensing valve, plunger, and […]

To Pre-K or Not to Pre-K, That Is the Question

June 14th, 2012 by Matt | 6 Comments

So, we got the letter: Sasha has a spot in a free pre-K program starting this fall! This puts us in a bit of a quandary—since we never thought she’d get in, we didn’t really figure out how we’d respond to an acceptance. Let me back up a bit. Universal pre-K, for those of you […]


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