Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: Lounging by West Lake

This photo comes from Hangzhou, when I visited back during the summer. The warm weather over the weekend certainly reminded me of the pleasant Chinese climate.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

16-inch Softball Hall of Fame

As I settled into my new home in Forest Park, IL, directly west of downtown Chicago, I came across a big park area, complete with a museum on the western end. One day I decided to explore this place, which turned out to be the national 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: Fall has flung

Singapore doesn't have any seasons besides humid and super-humid, so autumn back in the States has been especially wonderful for me this year. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Video! My last 24 hours in Singapore

Here's a quick little compilation of some sights from my last day in Singapore, way back in July. From kabuki dancers to National Day rehearsals, it gives a little taste of the diverse culture found on the Little Red Dot.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: The Foggy Steel City

I had a chance to check out Pittsburgh over my fall break this past week, and it was full of fun surprises. The excellent Andy Warhol museum was one of the highlights, although they had a no-photo policy inside. But this bridge that I had to walk across to get there provided its own scenery.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Destination: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

One of the jewels of Southeast Asia is unquestionably Cambodia. With its tremendously rich history of kingdoms and religious monuments, to the more troubling history of Pol Pot and his murderous regime in the 1970s, it reflects a complicated reality faced by many of its neighbors. Visiting the capital of Phnom Penh gave me my first glimpse into this convoluted but stunning country. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: A blue-gray October sky

It was a wet and bitter afternoon on Saturday, but days are never dreary on the campus of Notre Dame. Fall foliage still sported its finest colors, and the golden dome is always shining. And as a bonus, the football team came back to defeat Stanford in the final minute of the game.