How this blog got its name

A few years ago, my family and I were touring an island in the West Indies. The unique thing about this island was that none of the roads had names.  Armed with a pictorial map and a rented jeep with no power steering, we jostled and laughed our way blindly around the island.  At one point, we came to a fork in the road.  "Which way?" asked my dad.  My mother, known for her Yogi Berra-esque comments of truth veiled within seemingly nonsensical statements, replied, "You can make a left or a right, and it'll take you to the same place."  Once our laughter had subsided, she showed us the map.  Sure enough, the road split - but joined up again on the other side of the island.  The quote would go down in family history.  

The other day, I was perusing GoogleEarth, mapping out the country that would be my new home for this exciting chapter in my life.  Inadvertently, I hit a key that took me back to my current location, Buffalo, NY.  I watched with an odd swooping sensation in my stomach as the globe on the screen made a full 180-degree turn.  Singapore could not be further away from my hometown.  In fact (I had begun to laugh now), if I made a left... or a right... from Buffalo and went around the planet... it would take me to the same place: Singapore!


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