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Iron Man 3 (Spoilers)

June 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Entertainment, movies

I suspect the subset of the Earth’s population which includes the intersection between those who read this blog and those who want to see Iron Man 3 but who have not yet done so is an empty set, but just in case I have warned people not to read further. We see my older daughter, […]

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Astronaut Alvin Drew in China, Now at the Space Station

February 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · 2009 china solar eclipse, Entertainment, Firefly, international, travel

In 2009, our family went to China to see a solar eclipse. This was the second solar eclipse we had gone to, the first being in Turkey in 2006, but this time we also took our daughters, Miriam and Tamar with us. In Wuhan, where we watched the eclipse we were joined by an American […]

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A Solar Eclipse Is Much More Than Just A Visual Experience

July 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · 2009 china solar eclipse, travel

“First Contact!”    The shout came from the group of professional astronomers and experienced amateurs who were collected at the edge of the plaza at the local Wuhan University which our group had reserved to watch the eclipse.    Excitement increased among the crowd of ninety Eclipse Chasers who had traveled from all over the United […]

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Serenity On The Yangtze

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, Firefly, Serenity, travel

For those who have come in late to the story, I am a member of what some might call a cult that worships Firefly and Serenity.  Firefly was a TV show created by Joss Whedon, who among other things was the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which lasted less than one season. It was […]

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Our Time In Shanghai

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, travel

Chaos. Traffic, Construction. Heat. Really, really bad drivers. Financial transformation. New York with a lot more Chinese Restaurants. Western. Some of my quick reactions to Shanghai in our 2.5 days here. Home to over 13 million people, it is hard to describe the sense of change and transformation that is happening. One of our guides mentioned […]

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July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse

I am sure no-one is particularly interested in the trip details from Washington DC to Shanghai, assuming anyone is interested in what I am writing at all, so will keep this short.   We were up by 4am to leave by 5am to pick up my younger daughter, Tamar, at 5:30am, to get to Dulles […]

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July 12th, 2009 · No Comments · travel

On Monday, July 13th at 8am, my wife Ellen and my two daughters, Miriam and Tamar, and I are getting on a plane at Dulles Airport.  Approximately 18 hours later, we land in Shanghai, China at 1:55pm, July 14th. Eight days later we hope to see the longest total solar eclipse in this century, slightly […]

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