Well, not sailing, actually, but my flight from Singapore to San Francisco leaves at 6 AM. I'll be in Burlingame with my family -- it's at the south end of the BART so I can go places without too much difficulty -- from the 12th to the 26th of December. Then I'll go to DC from the 26th to January 5. Back for a quick stop in San Francisco, and I'll be back in Singapore on the 9th in time for our first department meeting of the new year.
If you live in either of those areas and would like to hang out with me between now and then, send an email. I'm neiladri at gmail dot com.
I leave you with a photo I took tonight at Mustafa Center, the 24-hour shopping area in Little India. The legend of Horny Goat Weed is more or less what the name suggests -- it, like one third of substances discovered by humans, is "alleged to have aphrodisiac qualities. According to legend, this property was discovered by a Chinese goat herder who noticed sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed." Sadly, I must leave Singapore without testing the powers of Horny Goat Weed. But maybe when I return, I will partake of the substance and wake up in the morning next to a very confused she-goat.