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I’m writing this in the air somewhere between Seattle and Amsterdam. I finished reading Life of Pi within the first hour of the flight and am seriously regretting packing my newest book — The Emperor of All Maladies — away in my checked baggage. Even worse, the entertainment system is malfunctioning for the entire airplane. …

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Pacific Northwest Bound

We’re making the long trek to Seattle today, with a stopover in Amsterdam before the 11-hour flight to Seatac. It’s hard to believe it’s already been more than a year since I’ve been home and seen my family! I’m looking forward to some slightly warmer temperatures (hey, anything above freezing sounds pretty good to me), …

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Western Mass

After several days in New York, it was time to move on to the whole point of our trip to the US in the first place: the wedding of a good friend of mine.  Lucky for us, she decided to get married in her parent’s gorgeous garden in Western Massachusetts (here’s a post and some photos …

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New York, New York

We’ve been back in Germany for about a week now and life is full-speed ahead.  I’ll spare you the details, but rest assured that I am not doing such an awesome job of balancing it all.  Ah well.  We did have an amazing time, however, back in the US — first in NYC and then …

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