FIrst moment of a 3 week solo sojourn in vietnam and china. I had a root canal appointment yesterday that left me with a super sore jaw and two temporary crowns, one of which lifts gently every time I swallow. “Your tooth is sealed,” assured the russian endodontist. “You are ready even if you must go to war.”

They now serve pho in the air canada lounge.

Open heart as I leave. Will wave from Ho Chi Minh.