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A Rare Georgia January



The Florida Keys in January

keys5Morning view from the backyard of our airbnb rental on Big Pine Key.

keys8Eating a banana that grew on a tree in our hosts’ garden!

keys4Spotted this hermit crab in a small palm tree.  Didn’t tell the birds.

keys7The retired Bahia Honda Rail Bridge.

keys2Key West sunset.

keys1Big fish.

keys3Bahia Honda State Park. Our favorite find.



October through December (roughly).


Musket and Tucker.  Thanksgiving week buddies.


Katie and the budgies at Zoo Atlanta.  But not her one true love (and mine) — Fudgie.


Panda time.  Other highlights: Gorillas, Kamau the Lion, Meerkats.


Katie and N.C. Wyeth at the High’s Go West! exhibition.


Flew to PA to see Kelly and Brandon get married — surprise bonus: Emily was there!!


View from work’s conference room.  A nice alternative to the computer screen.


South-facing view.  The capitol building and Turner Field.


Rummy and other two-player games.

Jordan’s Book List 2013

Hi all!  I’m back in the new year to bring you Jordan’s Book List of 2013.  A 20 minute train ride to and from work makes for a lot of book reading.  You’ll notice a theme — series (young adult and civil war) and classics.  Not bad for a full-time doctoral student!


  1. The Screwtape Letters — C. S. Lewis
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban — J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — J.K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix — J.K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — J.K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — J.K. Rowling
  8. Every Good Endeavor — Tim Keller
  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway
  10. Gods and Generals — Jeff Shaara
  11. Killer Angels — Michael Shaara
  12. The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The Last Full Measure — Jeff Shaara
  14. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
  15. Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins
  16. Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins
  17. The Sun Also Rises — Ernest Hemingway
  18. And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie

Currently reading: East of Eden — John Steinbeck


JK Visits

Enjoy some photos of John’s nearly week-long visit!  Thanks for coming, man — we were glad to host you :)

jktriviaThe date night that did not end up being a date.  Sorry, Chad.  With the help of my coworker, we placed second in bar trivia (out of three teams) — still, $20 off the bill!

jkcokeJordan and John being tourists at the World of Coca-Cola.  They sent me this photo while I was at work.

jkinstaatlantaJohn’s downtown skyline shot from the MLK Jr Center.  It’s square because John is so instagram-y.  Atlanta has three skylines — did you know?

jkagricolaMusket and his pretzel buddy.

dwarfhouseBooth buddies at the Dwarf House — the Original Chick-fil-a.

jkballThe Braves crushed the Phillies, but John caught a foul ball!

bravesgroupGroup shot with the Mobaraks.  This game went fast because we spent most of it in great conversation.  And John never did the Tomahawk Chop.

Come again soon!

Big Sky Sunday


Big Sunday sky on the downtown connector.  7 lanes in each direction feels normal.


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