... October 27 (tomorrow as I write), my wife and I will be speaking at Xavier University in the evening, on a program called "Does China Exist?" Details on time, place, and theme here. She is an Ohio girl, and we are both fans of the Queen City, which is where I first introduced myself to her parents long ago. Plus, the program is free! See you there.

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