I think I've found my new favorite place to 'office' — the Northwest Airlines WorldClub lounge at Tokyo's Narita airport. This is the view I've had for the past 4 hours while working away on a variety of stuff. The reason I'm in the Narita airport all afternoon is that I am on my way […]
…..how electricity, and phone conversations, and cable TV signals, and email, internet connections get in and out of our homes here.
Birthday greetings to my mom (also known as Gracie by those who were her travel companions in China last week). Unlike 2007, when she and an entourage of 12 came to Beijing to celebrate her 80th, this time she flew back to Minnesota before we could get a big celebration off the ground here. We […]
No, that's not a profound theological statement. Well, actually it is, and given that tomorrow is Easter, it's quite appropriate for today. However, what I'm really talking about is this: my mom is on her way to Beijing today! The last time she came was two years ago, to celebrate her 80th birthday. After that […]
That sure seems to be the case in Beijing this year, where we went from mid-50's to 80's practically overnight. Even the trees are feeling the effects. Beijing's famed cherry blossoms are blooming in the morning and falling off by the afternoon. Blossoms on speed!
With temps near 80 yesterday and today, I decided to defy 3000 years of conventional wisdom and break out the sandals. With a bit of text messaging inspiration from a colleague (stanza 2 specifically), I penned this theme song for the occasion (to be sung to the old Sunday School song "I Have Decided to […]