Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dollar Bill Diplomacy

For months, Desi has carried a dollar bill in her bag, waiting for the chance to make good on a promise she made a while back. At our favorite Xinjiang restaurant, the laoban has, ever since we moved to China, been interested in all things relating to American money. How much money do you make? Wow! You are a rich man! How much does a plane ticket to America cost?

When he expressed a desire to have an American dollar bill, Desi was determined to take care of business. And I was determined to capture the moment on film. She may not be the Secretary of the Treasury, but she is bringing our two great nations together, one Uighur at a time...



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