Morning Chai: SPG Cravings, Desk Comeback, a Traffic Roundabout Referendum and More

On my mind: The fun of unexpected visitors and an evening at Congee Bowery in New York caused a jumbling of my publishing today. Now from Orlando, let’s dive in.


  • Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump last week. Naked ambition over (staged) principle.
  • A Maine town wrestling with maintaining a fading past and a luxury travel future, it hinges on a vote over a traffic roundabout.



  • Qatar is introducing free 96-hour transit visas. More than enough. I didn’t mind the fee so much as sticking a bar code sticker on my passport face page.


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