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Two Nights of Dating

Susie and I are up late again, messing around and working on facing computers like the serious geeks we are.  The past two nights have been fun, though the days have been a lot of hard-core Web development work.

posted at 12:43 am on May. 20, 2004
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Talking to the OU OJSS

A brief outline of the talk I’m giving to the Ohio University Online Journalism Student Society.

posted at 2:39 pm on May. 17, 2004
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Downtown Lima: Palace and Church

Tuesday of our trip, we took a taxi to downtown Lima.  We were dropped off in the central square, by the cathedral.  To its right, the presidential palace squats behind a metal fence and a large courtyard.

posted at 7:24 pm on May. 15, 2004
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Breakfast at Hotel Ariosto

Breakfasts at the Hotel Ariosto were amazing and varied.

posted at 7:05 pm on May. 15, 2004
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My Clips: Story about Blogging.LA published by Los Angeles Times

A story I wrote that was published in the L.A. Times. It’s about blogging.LA and its two founders, Sean Bonner and Jason DeFillippo.

posted at 5:40 pm on May. 13, 2004
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The Jazz Kitchen Horror

So, I’m still talking about Peru.  One of the event’s venues was a club called the Jazz Zone.  I was going to order a snack at the Jazz Zone one night late, but Amy vehemently objected.  The previous night, she said, she’d seen hideous things happening in the kitchen. What do you mean? I asked, turning away from the musicians to concentrate.

posted at 12:06 am on May. 11, 2004
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Pisco Sour: Peru’s Official Drink

Peru’s official drink is the pisco sour.  By official, I mean I never found a restaurant that didn’t serve them. Pisco comes in a glass the size of a water tumbler. It usually contains two ice cubes, a dollop of beaten egg whites, a little lemon juice, and enough pisco to cauterize a wound.

posted at 12:01 am on May. 1, 2004
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