i go through an asian hotel.  it has dozens of restaurants.  i sample a few of them.  i talk to a waitress who is glad to have someone who can speak english.  the place is gigantic with spa treatments and luxury entertainment rooms.  it’s a place people go so they don’t have to leave for […]

in a house, staring out the window at the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.  fire trees.  they look like living menorahs (with 5 flames instead of 7).  each flame, a huge orange-to-yellow leaf standing on end and glowing in the setting sun.  i ask john how he could ever live anywhere else, this […]