Category Archives: thailand

I am small.

How can a person be born again? Nicodemus once famously asked. Try moving to an entirely new context and, as a full-grown adult, learn a new language and new customs.  Enter as a baby.  A college-educated, previously independent… baby. How … Continue reading

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D-Day, one year out

Wednesday night I picked up a friend from the airport. No big deal, except for the fact that exactly one year ago, on a Wednesday morning, she picked me up from the airport immediately after I was deported from Thailand. D … Continue reading

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Didn’t go as planned / Expect the unexpected

Amtrak is always a gamble.  Some trips are smooth; other trips, no matter how prepared you are or what you planned, turn out to be something wholly other.  This post is a mediocre comparison of my Amtrak trip for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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I’m going through a whole thing.

  I don’t blog much anymore.  After the cancer series of posts, I felt uncertain how to move forward with writing.  I was (likely) headed to Bangkok.  Then I went to Bangkok.  Now I’m back in the U.S.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Admit it, you read the title in David Bowie’s voice. Last night, not only did I begin to write 8 by spelling it out, but I got so far as to write “A-E-ก” before realizing: 1) Who spells out numbers? 2) … Continue reading

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What is your new life like?

So, what is life like when you’ve left your native land and begun cultural acclimatizing in a new place?  Instead of writing something deep and pithy, here are shallow reflections on new elements in my life: Seven 11 This should … Continue reading

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My boy Oswald wrote…

“Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.” John 20:2 “Give Me to drink.” How many of us are set upon Jesus Christ slaking our thirst when we ought to be satisfying Him? We should be pouring … Continue reading

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