It’s late in the evening, and I’m back in the hotel for the night.


I had dinner with my father and stepmother, at a Japanese restaurant near their apartment off Orchard Road. (They know how to live.)


At one point, we realized that the last time we’d eaten dinner together outside the United States was about 35 years ago, when we were living in Brazil. Pretty incredible, though only just a bit more incredible than the fact that we happened to be in Singapore at the same time.

I had several meetings today, and the big future of science workshop is tomorrow. So I’m going to do a little work to get ready for that, then go collapse into bed. I had a bunch of coffee late this evening– more than I really should have– but I think I’ll still be ready to sleep when I put the last touches on the map I’m working on.