Monthly Archives: March 2016

I’m Too Old For This Too

Saturday was filled with activities for the kids. What I thought was an anti-smoking camp turned into an anti-drug camp but I wasn’t understanding any of it anyway.  When the straight lectures began I tuned out and headed to the … Continue reading

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I’m Too Old For This

While waiting for placement in the Peace Corps a few years ago now I decided to drive across the US. I traveled 13000+ miles through 27 states and one Canadian province in something like 45 days. My mind was still … Continue reading

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Ranong Canyon

  The water was green. Not a sickly, unhealthy green but a rich, nourishing, affirming green. There was a faint blue cast to it, from the sky, a reflection of the day. Not a cloud. I thought of the water … Continue reading

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Let Me Get This Straight

Life is hard in Thailand. I’m not talking hard as in difficult or arduous, although at times it is. I’m talking hard as in rigid, firm, even unyielding. And more specifically I’m talking about the furniture. When my fellow Peace … Continue reading

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Just Say No

He smiled at me and said, “50 baht.” I smiled back, shook my head and declined. “35 baht,“ he countered. “No,” I said. “30.” I hesitated. 30 baht was a decent price. I was thinking about it. I had just … Continue reading

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Playing the Hand You’re Dealt

The brightly painted bus came bouncing up the road in front of the school kicking up a heavy plume of dust. This wasn’t rainy season.  All the kids stared; it was the first time the bookmobile visited them. It parked … Continue reading

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