Douglas Grant Mine is an old-school global old dude. Expat ex-hack, polyglot raconteur of stories true, made up, and half-and-half. Longtime foreign correspondent (AP), sometime novelist (Champions of the World, Simon&Schuster 1988). Non-matriculating student of table fare and custom in Centroitalia. Husband, and father of four sons. Potato peeler, pot washer and gleaner in the chaff.