China

Moganshan

Shanghai is hectic. There are roughly 24 million people living and working in the city. Crammed into a subway on a weekday morning, you would not find this number surprising. It can be both exciting and exhausting to live in a city that so many people call home. We have Read more…

By clearyr, ago
China

One Year in Shanghai

This month we’re celebrating one year in Shanghai. I’ve been thinking a lot about this anniversary because our first days in Shanghai were not easy. It was a massive feat, both logistically and emotionally, to move a 6 month old across the Pacific. As first time parents we were still Read more…

By clearyr, ago
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Updates from Doha

This month in Doha has been crazy – I haven’t had the time, or desire to update this blog. This morning I finally have some downtime, and so I will slowly chip away at sharing updates from this trip. First, about a month ago at this point, I headed about Read more…

By clearyr, ago
Travel

A weekend in Maine

It was 60 degrees in DC this past weekend. So, of course, we decided to go to Maine – where there is still over a foot of snow on the ground. Did I mention it’s snowing again? Yesterday and today. Yep. As I will be heading back to Doha for Read more…

By clearyr, ago
Rachel

Monterey!

I am back in Monterey this week for some work meetings, and although it’s been really busy, I’ve been trying to fit in some of my favorite things – including seeing friends, a favorite sushi place, and tomorrow my favorite Mexican place. I am staying at the Embassy Suites near Read more…

By clearyr, ago
Family

Seattle!

I spent the week of August 6th in Seattle visiting family, friends, and my sweet nephew Rogan who turned 1 on July 31st! As usual, the trip was a whirlwind, and when I was packing up to head back to DC I could hardly believe that nearly a week had Read more…

By clearyr, ago
Travel

Summer begins!

Summer has arrived to DC in many forms: fun day trips and mini-vacations, as well as miserable scorching heat and drenching humidity. The weatherman used the word “steamy” to describe the weather today. UGH! The last few weeks have been very busy, and as usual I got behind in posting. Read more…

By clearyr, ago