This is my favourite article so far, Kris. I’ve written a lot of “dating advice” columns, and it’s shocking how 90% of women say, “I want to travel,” or “I’m looking for someone who can pack up and go somewhere at a moments’s notice.” I remember a guy telling me once, “If you want to break up with a woman, take her on a vacation.” I love your line: “The world is not our petting zoo.” Years ago, in Port-au-Prince, I was in the crowded Iron Market. It was very dangerous there at the time (just before the elections). I heard two Americans asking if there was a Coke machine. Anyway, great piece, Kris. I’m saving this for my own stuff. Thanks.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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