The Real Ex-Pats: Old Cars in Lima, Peru

16th Nov, 2011

My first vehicle was a 1976 AMC Pacer. (Please try to control your jealousy.) Because the seat did not adjust properly, I needed to sit on a large pillow to…

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WTF Weds: Hummingbird Hawk Moths,...

Since my post last week about our life-threatening encounter with a moth the size of a pigeon* I’ve had a lot of people kindly inform me that moths cannot, in…

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Photographing Children in Peru – A...

14th Nov, 2011

– My friend Philip gave me a great piece of advice many years ago, around the time that he himself became a father. The rule, simply, was this: do not…

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The Week: 11/11/11

11th Nov, 2011

It’s a grey Friday here in Seattle, and while I should be rather bummed about it, there’s too much to celebrate to let a few clouds get me down. Let’s…

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The Larco Museum, Lima, Peru

– My husband occasionally has moments of brilliance. He has moments of utmost stupidity, too, but since I love him more than Seattle on a sunny day (a rare phenomenon…

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WTF Wednesday: Hummingbird Hawk Moths in...

9th Nov, 2011

This week’s WTF Wednesday takes us to an open-air market in Barcelona. A few weeks ago, I found myself there with Rand and his coworkers Joanna and Kenny. (Here is…

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Cures for Altitude Sickness From a...

8th Nov, 2011

– With the exception of my thighs and derriere, I am not what you would call a hearty girl (though those two parts of me could survive drought, famine, pestilence,…

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The Definitive Guide to Taxi Cabs in...

7th Nov, 2011

– Haggling is an art form, and my mother is Picasso. Analyze her technique too closely, and it will fall apart, but stand back far enough, and a masterpiece emerges.…

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The Week: November 4, 2011

4th Nov, 2011

I’m in Idaho right now, after spending a whopping 36 hours in Seattle. When we got home, Rand looked around and said, “This hotel … looks vaguely familiar.” I suppose…

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