Category Archives: Travel

Academic Job Market in 13 Hotel Room Views

My academic job market experience¬† I took pictures of the views from all but one of the hotel rooms I’ve stayed in, during my interviews, February-April of this year. Gorgeous continent’s urban and not-so-urban areas. Nights and days, storms and … Continue reading

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Running collection, June 2018

Over the last six months, several true gems have been added to the “collection” of the states where I ran at least one mile: Dec. 2017: Utah. Feb. 2018: Wisconsin. March 2018: Minnesota. June 2018, on a lovely road trip: … Continue reading

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Running collection, November 2017

This year I have been fortunate to be able to add 4 new states to the collection of the states where I ran at least a mile: Georgia, Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana. With the addition of Sweden and Denmark to … Continue reading

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2017 Triathlon Age Group National Competition

The Nationals, the first ones for me, are an experience to be savored. There is a sense of achievement in getting to this race — I’ve worked towards this qualifying-only race for 5 years, after all.¬†

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My Favorite Collection: Countries and States Ran, v. July 2016

As of July 2016, the totals of places where I went running and ran at least one mile include: Countries: 12 out of 196 Canadian provinces and territories: 3 out of 13 US states: 30 out of 50 The recent … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016: Does It Affect My Purchasing Decisions?

Coming to the Consumer Electronics Show is like stepping into a geeky adults’ version of a candy shop, except that some of the candy you see won’t be on sale for several months (if it reaches the market at all), … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016: First Timer’s Impressions

The legendary and glorious Consumer Electronics Show. A congregation of more than 170,000 people (for comparison, I grew up in a city of only 30,000), in the shiny artificial Las Vegas. A happening that takes over tech pages in all … Continue reading

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Ironman Triathlon

I did it! The face of a person at the finish line of their first Ironman: I found the Ironman different from all the races I’ve done before.¬† After ~20 major races and more than 50 races in total, I … Continue reading

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My Favorite Collection: Running States and Countries, as of January 2015

The just-ended 2014 was a pretty good year for my running collection – the set of states, provinces, and countries where I have ran at least 1 mile. While the country-level collection did not change since 2013 (it can be … Continue reading

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Duck Explores West Coast: Portland to San Francisco

Duck the Photographer, who previously crossed the continent and who has been exploring the East Coast, recently went on another adventure – a 7-day West Coast road trip, from Portland, OR to San Fransisco, CA along the Pacific Ocean.

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