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Friends Come and Go–Mostly Go

September 6, 2011


Living in Shanghai has conditioned me not to get too attached to people.  A large percentage of the foreigners here are sent over on one or two year contracts, so a significant portion of our social outings are spent at farewell parties.  After seven years in Shanghai, I’ve become pretty efficient at meeting new people […]

My Test of Friendship

June 9, 2011


When I’m at a party, I’m not usually the type to try to be the center of attention.  I’m more likely to be in a corner trying to convince someone I’ve just met that I’m about to confess to a crime.  We’re laughing about something and then my face darkens, and I get a faraway […]

How I Rank My Friends

June 7, 2011


If you’re anything like me, everybody wants to be your friend.  Ring, ring, ring–excuse me, I have to take this call. Sorry I had to step away, that was another friend calling, asking me to attend a cocktail party and then christen his new yacht.  Unfortunately that’s the same day as my children’s school talent […]