Snow!

Ah Minnesota!  It’s the day after Thanksgiving and it’s snowing!!!  It’s been snowing all morning, and I think we’ve got about 3 inches on the...

I Hate Packing!

I know, that’s kind of an odd statement for someone with my lifestyle, which rarely sees me going more than a six-week stretch without travelling...

Amazing Grace

I was downtown this evening, and had one of those "what the…?" experiences as I was running across the street to hail a cab.  The...

A Minnesota Night

I have just returned from a banquet at the Great Hall of the People, jointly hosted by the Minnesota State Government and the China Council...

Slippery Slope

While visiting a Beijing city park recently, I saw this sign beside a marble staircase leading to a pagoda on top of a hill. For...