Stories for August 2008

August 31, 2008

A Contemporary Family Vacation: A Chinese Family Reunion

Children practice a dragon dance at Yangchun Family Reunion (Click here for larger photo). We belong to an interesting family. Our girls were both adopted from the Yangchun Social Welfare Institute in China. And it was time for our…

August 23, 2008

A Contemporary Family Vacation: The Velveteria

Portland’s Museum of Velvet Art: The Velveteria (click for larger image). There are two types of families: the Communist Party Central Committee variety —those that plan their family vacations and the Jack Kerouac variety —those that don’t. Planning a…

August 17, 2008

Waiting for the Love Boat on Puget Sound

The Gates/Krasnican clan has just returned from another triumphant family road trip —this time to the Pacific Northwest. I’ll be collating our collective memories in the next few weeks and reporting on how things went. But for now let…