Women in Architecture – Please sign petition for Denise Scott Brown

    Women of Architecture I  just signed this petition – https://www.change.org/petitions/the-pritzker-architecture-prize-committee-recognize-denise-scott-brown-for-her-work-in-robert-venturi-s-1991-prize#share. Hope you will consider signing it. I know we will never receive a Pritzker, but if we received any architectural accolade, I would be quite disappointed if it just included my husband /partner and left me in the dust. I found out about the petition after reading this […]

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Premature contractions, timers, and diet coke

Since my premature contractions started this time at 27 weeks, the craziest day is when I ignored my doctors’s advice and went to the beach. I was mostly reclined but I was in the sun, and likely got dehydrated. I got home that night and had contractions that were eerily consistent, like every 2 minutes […]

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Weekly Chinese Lesson – Dog = 狗

The dog is aptly called man’s best friend – we are amazed how well they have co-existed with man for so long. In Chinese, dog is 狗 (go, pronounced with a down and then up tone), and more affectionately known as 狗狗 (go go).     RIP Niko the Dog (1998-2014)

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Niko the Dog

Our  Alaska Malamute of 14 years passed away in his sleep last week – he was the most magnificent dog in the world. To celebrate his life, we gathered some of his favorite things, and flower/plants from his local walks, dug a hole, buried the items, and planted an apple tree above. Juneau says he […]

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Weekly Chinese Lesson – Swimming = 游泳

篮球 is pronounced Yóuyǒng (pinyin) or yo yong. Swimming is all that’s on our mind lately – been watching all the Olympics and so many memorable performances. We also started swimming lessons for Juneau, got annual passes to our local pool complete with water park, and recently ventured into swimming in the harbor off our sailboat.

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Weekly Chinese Lesson – Basketball = 篮球

篮球 is pronounced Lánqiú (pinyin) or lahn cho. As one might expect, 篮 means basket, and 球 means ball. Our oldest did a week of basketball camp. I think in retrospect he is a tad young for it, but everyone is different. Also looking forward to the beginning of basketball in the Olympics. If you haven’t already seen […]

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Appreciating the Single Mom

My husband, Michael, travels a lot. Usually trips last 1-2 weeks, but this time, he’s on a 1-month haul. It has been an adjustment for me, since when he is here, he actually spends more time with the kids than I do. By the way, I should mention – I have an amazing husband. Anyway, […]

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