My nephew Ben (I hosted his high school salutatory address on this site) has graduated college and moved to China for a while to teach English in Guangdong province. He has already been asked to be a model for commercials. Without being absolutely certain, I believe this is the first time Ben has been asked to be a model in his life. But even better than being asked to be a model in China, he has also taken a blog-pen in hand and will be posting to http://hairybarbarian.blogspot.com/ under the name Barbarian at the Gates. At the rate they’re going, the Chinese will soon be running everything, so I’m glad to have a family member who can help coach me through new New World Order.