Well, it’s going to be a tough week to get any posting done. I have been busy, busy trying to get ready to leave on Friday. It will be a whirlwind trip and I am trying to get all my i’s dotted and t’s crossed before departing. That includes getting my next column largely done since we will be in colorado skiing next week when it drops. It is going to be a tie in with a big WSJ story on celebrating the holidays abroad.
They have people filing from all over for that and I sent in notes from here. I spent all Sunday afternoon with a news assistant as translator going to malls and the big flower market to report on it. It was fun. I will post my whole file once the story runs.
Also trying to finish up a few other things and pack etc.
Lastly, I have been spending a fair amount of time on my forum on wsj.com.
I would like that to succeed and I figure if I can help push it off to a strong start that will be help. Feel free to pop up there and browse around, throw up a post if you are so moved. Don’t try to hide your connection to me though.