I'd like someday to lead a charmed life in Hong Kong, maybe as a Chomsky-school linguist. Whatever, just so I can rub elbows with the color and commerce of that place, and speak fluent Cantonese.
I cast my absentee ballot yesterday. Held my nose and voted the straight Democratic ticket, to retain all judges, against all Constitutional amendments and other harebrained initiatives (that's what our gutless Legislature is for!), and left the "Pick 5" when there are only 5 candidates running blank. Like, maybe I'll be in Hong Kong on election day.