Monthly Archives: January 2007

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Kids stay home

The coldest day of the year so far did not fail to produce commuting problems. When I arrived at the Lewisham train station on my way home (where I change from Docklands Light Rail to Southeastern commuter rail), the station was enveloped in darkness. Power failure. The trains were passing but not stopping. I had

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Russian Winter

I drove my parents to the airport in the morning, and we are all by ourselves again. Time to get back to work, school and otherwise routine existence. Time to resume our grand plan of Old World exploration, too. Upon returning from Switzerland, we did a few things with the parents (such as a narrated

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New Year in Switzerland (part 2)

If you have not read the first part of our report, you can do it here. Otherwise, read on. The first full day in Switzerland met us with springtime-like weather, warm and sunny. Internet reports told of very little snow on lower mountains, and since our family – Becky excepted – is made of mediocre

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New Year in Switzerland (part 1)

Well, we’re back! We had a great time, despite having driven more than a thousand miles overall, and entered new year on a high note. Hope you all did the same! (I don’t mean driving) Our sortie to Switzerland ended up being quite a successful expedition (with the unfortunate exception of skiing, which will be

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