Brother Tim had just returned from Shanghai when we ate dinner the other night. He had been there to "blog from the Special Olympics for espn.com". He said that Shanghai was crazy with construction of high rise buildings, and that at night they were lit up with all colors of neon lights, rather like "Blade Runner on steroids."
He also saw clotheslines everywhere, on the balcony of every apartment. Here is a short column about his impressions of the trip, published in USA Today