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Art and culture

One of my favorite classes during my undergraduate degree at Smith College was a course on Japan Buddhism. In addition to learning a bit of Japanese history and reading poetry, the professor introduced us to practices like tea ceremony and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging).  Later, my Masters’ thesis explored the role and evolution of traditional ikat weaving in […]

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Introducing Froggy!

In the past few months, it has become increasingly clear that my website and blog were woefully outdated, and that it was time for a refresh.  I have been reticent to post until the site was up and fully navigable, but I think it’s close enough now that I can get back to producing content. […]

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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2010 in review

Today I received a WordPress.com summary about how this blog did in 2010, and I thought it would be interesting to share: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s. In 2010, […]

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EPIC 2008

Over the years, it’s been harder and harder to find academic or industry conferences that I really enjoy and learn from.  The American Anthropology Association has so much infighting, and SO little support for practicing anthropologists that I haven’t attended in a few years.  I’ve even stopped my membership, because they have the gall to charge […]

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