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Where in the world are we?

We are now in Marin County, California.

Read our itinerary...


L recently started a new Job at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They are working with the Japanese equivalent of NASA to build a new satellite to observe the sun. They hired L to go to Japan for about one year to help operate the satellite once it gets launched. Basically, it's like a giant camera with a zoom lens. She helps decide what to point the camera at and what sort of shutter settings to use to take each photo.

Not wanting to be left behind, M will go along for the ride. He will work as a "Visiting Professor" at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute. The title is a bit misleading, as he won't be teaching any classes -- just doing research. There are lots of earthquakes in Japan, so this is THE place to be!

All of our work will be done in English, but we have been taking Japanese classes. We can say a few things so far, but we expect every part of life in Japan to be a true adventure!

We'll return to the US several times throughout the year, but don't know exactly when. Stay tuned!

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