Up in NJ to visit Amy for the long weekend. Last night’s train ride out of DC was packed, but I managed to get a seat in the cafe car, where my seat neighbor, a fellow commuter, kindly introduced me to the delectable joys of a White Russian (kahlau, vodka, and milk). Excellent stuff: like a latte with kick! Later on, I spoke in the vestibule with a Russian engineer working for NASA, talking about orbital imagery and Soviet rockets of the Space Age. Quite a Russian trip.