Home from Dubai safe, sound, and freshly showered. For the record, 10 hours into a 14-hour flight is when my restlessness really kicks in. But then, through the plane’s A/V system, I discovered that Meshell Ndegeocello has a Nina Simone tribute album out. The music was like a gift to my weary traveler’s soul, and I found myself transported as I was transported. Glad to be back, and I’m feelin’ good.