Month: January 2014
What About Mark? #2: Birth (Part 2)
#2. BIRTH (Part 2): I was born at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Parkland was where John F. Kennedy and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (not to mention Harvey's killer, Jack Ruby), took their final breaths. Many years after my birth, my little sister was a medical student at the University of Kansas. Her area of … Continue reading What About Mark? #2: Birth (Part 2)
Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — World War I Centennial, 27 January 2014
The last Monday in January is marked as World Local Post Day, originally established in 1989 as National Local Post Day. The Local Post Collectors Society decides on a theme for local posts to design stamps around each year. The theme for 2014 is the centennial of the start of World War One. Muang Phuket Local … Continue reading Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — World War I Centennial, 27 January 2014
What About Mark? #1: Birth (Part 1)
NOTE: This new series -- "What About Mark?" -- is inspired by a series I used on a previous blog -- "101 Things You Didn't Know About Me." That, in turn, came about from a lesson I taught during my first year or so in Thailand and was basically a list of tidbits about myself … Continue reading What About Mark? #1: Birth (Part 1)
200th Asian Meandering!
It’s Saturday afternoon here in Thailand – National Children’s Day – and here I am, sitting in the computer room of one of the language schools I work at, trying to come up with something meaningful for my 200th blog post. However, I’m not feeling particularly retrospective. In fact, it’s only the 200th post for … Continue reading 200th Asian Meandering!
Reading Log #6: December 2013
The New Year of 2014 is off to a busy start. I've spent most of the last week substitute teaching in one of Phuket's largest municipal government schools in addition to working at two different language schools. My schedule hasn't allowed as much time for reading as I would like but I have still managed … Continue reading Reading Log #6: December 2013