Column: Xanadu Takes Flight

“In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/ A stately pleasure-dome decree,” or so the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge imagined. Kublai Khan was the Mongol emperor of what is today China, Mongolia, Tibet, Myannmar and many other regions in southern Asia. He had enormous wealth and power and could do Continue reading “Column: Xanadu Takes Flight”

Columns: Privacy

Forty years ago, two police detectives came to my office to question me about a murder. They did not flash any badges or provide any proof that they were actually police detectives.They both wore shabby suits and unpolished shoes. That was proof enough for me that they were what Continue reading “Columns: Privacy”