Speaking of unsettling things, tonight I meet my mother’s boyfriend. It is my nephew’s birthday party, and mom has decided that is a good time for the premier. She is 70 and my dad passed away a couple of years ago. It is very hard to explain to the kids. They see this as an attack on their memory of their grandfather, whom they adored. So, this should be an interesting evening. Remember the Chinese curse, “may you live in interesting times”. Don’t tell my mother I blogged this.