I have a lot of catching up to do here, but for the moment, here is a blip: It's butterfly season in Vietnam and I have been busy checking them out with my newly waxed eyeballs. They come in several shades of blue, green, yellow, white, red, orange, and polka dang dot. They have various names and flutter patterns. I'd like to crawl on one of their sparkly backs and ride for a while. First I'd go to the moon, then I'd head to the desert, then I'd visit my grandparents, then I'd probably insist we take a nap after a picnic of cheese and dragonfruit cubes.