This is how we should start our day

It is 8am in Zurich and I am about to have beer for breakfast, poured by a fellow Washingtonian.

Ingrid is a wonderful Swiss-American view. Especially when she does not blink at my breakfast choice.

In fact, one of the reasons she left the States was our movement towards the nanny state. She prefers the Swiss neutrality on most things.

As the guy next to me lights up, the joy of Zurich starts to fade. We might not be the land of absolute freedom, but I do miss Smoke Free DC.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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