Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thoughts on the Explorer Card

I’ve got the kind of Mileage Plus Explorer credit card that gives you two free passes to use the United club upon renewal. Remember that. Although you get one free checked bag with these passes, you don’t get to use … Continue reading

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Seiberling Mansion

I went to Kokomo Indiana‘s Seiberling Mansion, known as the best example of the worst architecture. The Seiberling Mansion blends neo It’s a funky, curious mix and suggests an era and family that favored whimsy and imagination as well as … Continue reading

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Racine’s Great Architecture

Any fan of Frank Lloyd Wright or modern architecture is sure to appreciate a tour of the S.C. Johnson corporate headquarters. The administrative building was finished in 1939 and famous for its dendriform pillars which are smaller on the bottom … Continue reading

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Never Sorry

A documentary film I want to see soon. Ai Wei Wei is a controversial Chinese artist and activist.

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Medical Test Scandal in China

According to The Shanghai Daily, a television reporter in China went to a number of private hospitals for a medical exam. Instead of handing over a urine sample, he filled the little cup with green tea. Did the doctors figure … Continue reading

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Off You Go

Last Friday I went to a dinner for JET Programme participants departing for their first year in Japan. They’ll spend a year team teaching English as a foreign language in Japanese schools. Ahh, in so many ways I wish I … Continue reading

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