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Monthly Archives: March 2009

10,000 hours

In Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers, the conversation begins with the 10,000 hour rule, which is generally agreed upon to be the number of hours one must spend practicing something in order to achieve “expert” status. It’s not quite that simple, but that’s the idea of the thing. He cites early Silicon Valley folks, like […]

Ubud, Bali

We saw a great airfare deal so we decided to take it. The timing was perfect: we’d leave Chiang Mai, drop our bags at the hotel in Bangkok, fly to Bali with one suitcase for the week, and collect our bags in Bangkok on the way back to America. So from the beginning, we decided […]

Home and Garden Section 5

Dear listener/reader, here is section 5. Enjoy.

I miss my bike.

I’m in Sugar Land for three more weeks and every time I go for a walk or a jog, I see these old guys on their fancy road bikes. I’m really looking forward to getting back to my not-so-fancy road bike. Bike-related (and the real purpose of this post) check these two products out: LIGHTS! […]


Laura and I are back in the United States now, experiencing the culture shock of wider roads, drinkable tap water, and fully understanding the local language again.

Back in the States

Laura and I made it back to the USA with no major troubles. It’s nice to be able to drink tap water again.

Hong Kong Part II (Jan 2009)

Photo courtesy of Earl Wan.