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Dr. SkySkull in China, part 3: the Terracotta Army

There have been two books sitting on the shelf in my office for as long as I can remember.  They are picture books about the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, constructed to serve the … Continue reading

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Dr. SkySkull in China, part 2: the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

I arrived in Xi’an late on a Saturday night, two hours later than expected due to a weather delay flying out of Beijing.  So I was pretty exhausted on Sunday, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to get out … Continue reading

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Dr. SkySkull in China, part 1: Overview

The blog has been quiet this past week because I’ve been literally halfway around the world!  I was invited to China to give a pair of scientific talks and plan out some collaborative work.  The trip was productive and fun, … Continue reading

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2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, from the street

This Thanksgiving, my wife and I went to New York City!  It’s been one of her dreams to visit NYC and attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  This was the first time I’ve ever been, despite having done my PhD in … Continue reading

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An American in Spain, part 8: Granada and the Alhambra

The final part of the seemingly-endless photo travelogue of my (not quite so) recent trip to Spain with my wife and her family! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7) Having exhausted ourselves with a very extensive visit … Continue reading

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An American in Spain, part 7: the Plaza de España, Seville

Part 7 of a photo travelogue of my (not quite so) recent trip to Spain with my wife and her family! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) Our first full day in Seville was quite a busy one! … Continue reading

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An American in Spain, part 6: Real Alcázar of Seville

Part 6 of a photo travelogue of my recent trip to Spain with my wife and her family! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) On our first full day in Seville, we spent the morning visiting the Seville Cathedral, … Continue reading

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