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Over-quoted and underfollowed, the Chinese sage Lao Tzu famously expounded that, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” I remember this every time I pass through an airport’s metal detector—to affirm that I am not merely a passive subject of security screening, but rather an intrepid traveler breaking the threshold of a…

Yesterday, I flew to Japan . . . with a three-year-old. My neighbor never mentioned his name (neither did his mother), but he was angel-haired and angel-behaved, strapped into his car seat with only intermittent breaks for some 14 hours. He wore red flannel Elmo pajamas and had a preference for fruit juice and Thomas…

Wow, you’re all so smart! After I was airborne for more than 16 hours, you deduced that I was headed down under. Good on ya but just know that from now on, the game only gets harder. Congrats to @USElaine @falisha and @abaesel2 for correctly guessing Melbourne as my first port of call. (Incidentally, on…