I'm on a plane flying cross-country. I normally eschew in-flight wireless, and I'm supposed to be reading two books for work, anyway, but I've been out of the office in New York for a few days working on the West Coast and so I have a great deal to do to catch up. I've accepted an invitation to speak to an assembly of Chinese senior executives in publishing at Pace University in April, provided I can find a date when I won't be in London (I'm going for a party, but I'm not sure yet if I'll leave a week early to attend the Book Fair). In twelve hours, I'll be having breakfast at Balthazar with South Asia-based journalist Dan Morrison, who's written The Black Nile. I'll have Tuesday and Wednesday nights off, and then I'll look at what else I can pare back in my upcoming schedule. I definitely could use another week on the beach.