It was twenty years ago today -- 27 August 2001 -- that my mother passed away following a lengthy illness and problems with her medication. She died at home in Shawnee, Kansas, with her faithful husband of 42 years -- my father -- at her side. Even after the passage of one-fifth of a century, … Continue reading R.I.P., Mom
10 Years Ago, Part 1: Albuquerque
This is the first of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand. Ten years ago this week, I made my final trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I’d lived since June 1994, along with my brother-in-law. We were there … Continue reading 10 Years Ago, Part 1: Albuquerque
Sunday Salon for 31st July 2011 (#56)
This edition of Sunday Salon will be rather brief as I really did nothing worth writing about other than my mid-week visa run to Penang. I've been writing about that trip in installments, accompanied by photo galleries, but two out of the three segments thus far have only been published on the "local" version of … Continue reading Sunday Salon for 31st July 2011 (#56)
Yet Another Blog!
A week ago, my self-hosted blog -- Phuket Bookworm -- was hacked (along with several of my other online accounts). The databases are gone and I no longer have access. This came just as I had finished a site redesign and had begin reprinting a number of older articles discovered in a long-lost backup. I'd … Continue reading Yet Another Blog!