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Category Archives: daily grind

Bangkok Airport – tips


This October marked the 4th time that I had been at the Bangkok Airport in ~3 years.  Going through the motions between deplaning and arriving at my hotel, I realized that I now take a few things for granted, things that I had no clue about the first time I arrived at BKK, March 2010. […]

Here we go again …


A few years older, questionably wiser, no clearer on a direction… But as I reminisce back to those glorious days of grad school, one of the things that I miss the most is writing.  The more I read beautifully-written pieces recently (like this story or this whole column), the more I am reminded of my […]

MIT Fast Light


Fast Light featured 20 or so art projects focusing on light last weekend, a part of the MIT 150 celebrations and also the finale of a series of art events focusing on art & science. Absolutely gorgeous! (Click any picture for full Flickr album) Boston is beautiful (unrelated to Fast Light) The MIT float with […]

The Big Picture


UPDATE (Feb 22, 2011) – There’s movement in China, though no traction (yet): Jasmine protests in China fall flat I was struck looking through Boston Globe’s Big Picture coverage of the riots in Egypt by the Chinese comments left by readers. There aren’t many, just a handful or so (out of 176 total at current […]

domain wars?


Looking to buy some antibodies today, I was reminded of something I noticed a couple of years ago. One of my favorite antibody companies is Cell Signaling Technologies. They have quality products for equal or better pricing. Best of all, they are local and sometimes deliver same-day if the order is placed early enough. I’ve […]



Some news links for background: NYT article announcing the prize: NYT article with more analysis: A western expat’s analysis of NYT analysis: I don’t usually follow Chinese politics (for better or for worse), opting instead for cultural and gossipy news aka ChinaSMACK. But the Nobel Peace Prize is big news, and it’s […]

tournament-ready knee


  Knowing that I would need to play through some knee pain* at this weekend’s tournament, my awesome PT wrapped me up with Kinesio Tape this afternoon. Now, not only am I tournament-ready, I feel like an athletic superstar.   *I generally just take some ibuprofen and leave my recurring left knee pain alone… that […]

The New England Aquarium


Luke came to Boston for a short weekend visit. While walking all around the city, we kept seeing huge posters of adorable baby penguins advertising the New England Aquarium. When baby penguins talk to you showcasing their personalities all over the city, how can you not go to the Aquarium? Of course we loved the […]

Park Street Church at night



Maine is beautiful


Spent 4th of July weekend up near Lake Sebago in Maine with great friends. We swam, read books, played cards, and generally indulged. Maine is beautiful (full Flickr set).