The Persuasiveness of Free Wine

Flying back to America, I got a complementary upgrade to business class. This is unheard of in general, more so on trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flights. So I did something I never do – I drank to excess. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy a drink or two. In China, I lamented how difficult it was […]

Ceremonial Vacation

I’ve been home! Shanghai thought it could keep me there, but it could not. And after some rushing I made it home, ducking in between thunderstorms like an un-laden swallow. I passed out in my hotel room, since it was too late for anyone to come and pick me up. I had a waffle for […]