It’s good to be back in this country Somewhere in Asia. The tsunami has affected us all, in some way or another. Though I was in the States at the time, so many friends were in Thailand, India, and Indonesia when the tsunami hit; they all arrived home safely. I send my prayers out to those who have lost loved ones.
Being back to my routine feels good: lifting weights again and building those rowing calluses and muscles. I’ve been out of touch for over a month, and to my faithful readers: forgive me. I’ve been getting over a twelve hour jetlag after visiting family and friends and hanging out with Blue Men in Vegas. I've seen "Blue Man Group" several times off-Broadway in SoHO in NYC. The Vegas performance wasn't disappointing. I missed The Tubes underground theater, however.
I’ve traversed The States in hellish U.S. domestic flights that involve the armed National Guard walking around airports with their fingers on the triggers of their guns and security checks that deliver a false sense of security. A fingernail file in my carry-on luggage made it though seven US domestic security checks. On my way home, however, the Singaporean security officers caught it on their low-tech ex-ray machine and took it away. I have to wonder if the security checks in US airports are more for show then for safety.
So, I’m back. Keep checking back for regular postings. The happiest of New Year to you all.