Me and the birthday girl Bama

Last Thursday, four days after returning home from a 21-day holiday in China, I boarded a flight to Alabama to help one of my very best friends celebrate her 50th birthday. Read more


New York


By this time Wednesday night, I’ll be long gone on my way to China for holiday. Here’s what I’ve done so far to get ready: nothing. I haven’t even looked at my ticket. Not recently anyway. It’s all part of my travel “ritual” — I think about what I should be doing, usually for days, stress over what I should be doing, but do nothing. I can’t. Read more