The spirits felt disrespected and needed to be appeased.
On at least one occasion he miscalculates and whacks his face with a flaming metal orb. Thankfully, he does not combust.
This all happened some 25 years ago in a strongly, face-saving nation far, far away. A growing international primary and secondary school was trying to burnish its image and trying for accreditation. […]
Ran across a recent anti-anti-discrimination protest in Malaysia. One where a group of ethnic Malays were going to protest the UN ICERD. The International Convention to End Racial Discrimination. This is not […]
Men are pigs.
A sideways re-entry through the turnstile, after 31 hours in transit, breeching November had me thinking gratefully about pants. Namely my own pants. My travelling pants and how vital they are having […]
A week of conferences back in the U.S., back in the U.S., back in the U.S. of A. Dropping, Jet-lagged, into the always-on news cycle has been an absolute assault. Really an […]
Small video of our meal being created in the streets of Chiang Mai. 40 Baht. Or $1.25
The names of Thai people stretch into the decades of letters, and are often unpronounceable to foreigners and, indeed, even amongst themselves.