Category Archives: Holiday

Merry Christmas

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Candlelight Christmas Tour

I was lucky to go to the Glessner House’s Candlelight Christmas Tour on Saturday. Located on the famed Prairie Avenue, where Chicago’s elite lived 100 years ago or so, the Glessner House is a museum housed in a 18th century … Continue reading

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Kaifeng Museum

Kaifeng has a nifty museum that just takes an hour or so to get through, perfect for our last morning in the city. They had lots of student paintings, some ceramics, and bronzes. The best part I think was the … Continue reading

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A Poem for Mid-Autumn Festival

Quiet Night Thoughts Before my bed There is bright-lit moonlight So that it seems Like frost on the ground: Lifting my head I watch the bright moon Lowering my head I dream that I’m home. by Li Bai

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Travel Poetry

Wherever You Are by Jeffrey Harrison When I kissed you in the hall of the youth hostel we fell into the linen closet laughing twenty years ago and I still remember though not very often the taste of cheap wine … Continue reading

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Easter in China

Yesterday Kristyn and I went to the Crowne Plaza to see if they were offering an Easter brunch. Our hopes were raised when we saw a poster with beautiful Easter eggs advertising a “Classic Easter Brunch.” Okay, I’m not new … Continue reading

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Shanghai at New Year’s

It’s good luck to wear red underwear if you’re born in the year of the particular Chinese zodiac animal. This year that would be the dragon. There’s a lot of red underwear on sale this time of year.

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