E Komo Mai

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Hawaii” Headed back to Aulani for a week of TV junkets and radio remotes. I know you may think this is a week of mai tais and paddle boarding. The reality is it’s a week of wearing “Aloha” business casual (Aloha shirt, shoes and pants on the

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Moving On

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” Just a few random, end-of-week thoughts as I pack up and prepare to move to my third (and final) Shanghai residence, the Four Seasons Pudong.  At least I’m moving up! In keeping with my previous transportation-themed posts today’s rambling is all about the Right of

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Jim’s Shanghai Subway Secrets

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” To pass the time during a particularly hot and sweaty subway ride, I composed the following Subway Secrets for my fellow team members who will be joining me in China in just a few days. Jim’s Subway Secrets Pack light Always take the stairs You

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Two Weeks

This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” It’s a holiday weekend in China (Dragon Boat Festival) and a lazy Sunday – Happy Father’s Day!  As I feared updating this with any regularity will be difficult given a severely restricted internet and wifi speeds that range from slow to non-existent.  I had hoped

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One week down

This is post 2 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” It’s only been a week. Only. One. Week. I feel like I’ve been here a month.  Here are a few thoughts rattling around in my head. The subway will be crowded.  C R O W D E D.  Everyone on the subway will be staring at their

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Here we go…again

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Shanghai” My bags are packed (all of them) and are sitting by the front door.  As I get ready to head to LAX I thought that seven weeks in China should be rife with blog-worthy experiences, at least as blog-worthy as the “cruise to nowhere” that

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Sometimes You Just Have to Go With the Flow

This is post 18 of 19 in the series “Alaska Cruise” Or in this case go with the slow 15 knots as we CRAWLED to Vancouver. Just random closing thoughts and some photos to end this trip and to lock it in the deepest darkest parts of my mind that future therapists will wet themselves

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