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what’s the frequency, Wolfgang?

D was not quite sixteen when he went to his first rock concert. He remembers vividly having a dream in which a friend offered to take him to see Metallica live. The next day, this same friend, who sat in front of D in English class, turned around right before the bell and asked if D liked Green Day, and then said she had an extra ticket to see their show. The dream remains D’s only brush with clairvoyance while the concert, which in addition to Green Day also featured The Offspring, Soul Asylum, Ben Folds Five, Third Eye Blind, Fuel, and STP’s Scott Weiland, instantly infected D with an insatiable appetite for live music.

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another side of Vienna

We visited Vienna over Thanksgiving last year. It was the onset of winter and we spent most of the time seeking shelter from the cold inside Vienna’s many museums and cafes, thinking all the while how nice it would be to return to Vienna in the summertime.

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children’s lit 101

“Siempre imaginé que el Paraíso sería algún tipo de biblioteca.” (I always imagined paradise would be some sort of library) – Jorge Luis Borges

07.24.2014 book lover

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Sir Francis Bacon

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time lapse

From month-by-month onesies to milestone stickers and even printable fabric sets, there is no shortage of products to help parents commemorate their babies’ progress through the first year of life. A friend in Nairobi shared monthly pictures of his daughter sitting in the same chair, and several of our friends who had children around the same time as we did post monthly pictures of their babies in their cribs. Since we photograph Munchkin on an almost daily basis anyway, we decided to do a month-by-month series as well, using the Eric Carle quilt S’s mom made for him as the backdrop.

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oh, the places we might go

This week marks the midpoint of our Moldova tour, a fact underscored by the release a few days ago of the long-awaited bid list — the catalogue of next summer’s open Foreign Service positions.

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no sleep till Chisinau

Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but we think a jet-lagged baby comes pretty darn close.

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