Archive for September, 2011

Hangin’ in Hong Kong

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Monday, September 19 After breakfast, I began my trek into Hong Kong with the primary mission being to visit the HSBC main branch in the central area where I keep a couple of accounts.   It’s theoretically easy enough, although it took me a bit longer than I’d hoped.   I started out at a quarter to […]

Adventures in Shenzhen 2

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Saturday September 17 My session for the CCTV management group in Beijing isn’t ’til the end of the week, so I decided to spend a few extra days in Shenzhen rather than go on up there early.   I’ve seen a lot of Beijing; I haven’t seen much at all of Shenzhen, even though Sylv and […]

Adventures in Shenzhen 1

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Monday, September 9 Back to China, for what is this, the fifth time this year? But it’s still fun and I always anticipate an adventure. The flight over is the familiar RDU-Chicago-Beijing route on American Airlines, leaving RDU at 5:30 Monday evening and arriving in Beijing at 11:30 Tuesday night. Elapsed time door-to-door (the “door” […]

North by Northeast 2

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Tuesday, August 23 When we left Galway Lake, our next stop was to see another couple we’d known for many years, Charlie and Gracie Hepburn.  Charlie was a free-lance art director when I worked at GE, someone whose talent we highly valued.  He acted as the art director for the General Electric Forum magazine, for […]

North by Northeast 1

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Friday, August 5 Today we set off on a planned month-long journey by car through the northeastern part of the U.S. to visit old friends and surviving relatives whom we hadn’t seen in a long time.  Sylvia had prevailed upon me not to take any assignments in August.  For several years we’d been promising ourselves […]