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Thank you, Tulsa!

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Diane, Avinash, and I all want to send a big thank you to my hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma for helping us celebrate rice's first birthday this past weekend!

We had two parties, many meetings, too many samosas, and one big birthday cake. We shared stories with old friends, made new friends at the India Association of Greater Tulsa, found old friends wandering the halls of the Tulsa Community Foundation, and discovered connections among friends and family in what turned out to be one big small world.

A few special mentions are in order: to Manju and Rajat Kaul, for hosting us in their home; to Sheryl Siddiqui, for helping get all of this celebration started; to the Spears family, for pitching in for an unusual Mother's Day (and for constructing hands-on wooden exhibits!); and to everybody who came and who asked questions about our work.

We can't wait to come back and tell you about what rice has done by its second birthday -- but let's keep in touch between now and then!


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