Archive | August, 2011

Reflections…

26 August 2011

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The viewing/visitation was simultaneously both easier and harder than I expected. The hard part was seeing how sad my grandma was, and hearing her talk about grandpa…they’d been married for 65 years. 65 years! And even as cantankerous as grandma can be, you could tell she really did love him, and missed him. Seeing grandpa was […]

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Returning to Roots…

24 August 2011

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I got the call yesterday that I’ve dreaded for a long time: Grandpa had passed away. Once I get some work things situated, I’ll be making to 12-hour drive back to Montana, leaving either today (in order to get there for the viewing) or tomorrow (to get there for the funeral, where I’ve been asked […]

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Me, An Entrepreneur….?

6 August 2011

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I’ve never really thought of myself as an entrepreneur before, until this week. Despite being self-employed, that term always had a negative connotation to me. But a question was posed on Facebook that changed that: Do you think high unemployment rates are contributing to an increase in entrepreneurship and start-ups? Answer: YES or NO or […]

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Day One Impressions…

3 August 2011

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We brought the boys home last night, so we’ve now had them for a day. Here are some observations: Some things are universal (and no, not talking healthcare here, folks). Some words, some facial expressions..but also things like 12 year-old boys are pretty much the same the world over. It’s that sorta clumsy, awkward stage.Kung […]

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Tomorrow They Are Here!

1 August 2011

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Actually, that’s not entirely true. The flight the twins are on arrives at Seatac at near midnight tonight, and because of the late arrival, we won’t actually meet them until tomorrow evening. Confused? We’re hosting twin 12-year old boys from China for two weeks. They are involved in an intensive, short-term English program. There will […]

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