Most people have lives that fluctuate between good and bad events. I certainly have had my share of both over the past 55 (closing in on 56) years. Even when things have been at the very worst, I have always managed to survive. Somehow. I don't know if luck has been the powering factor, or … Continue reading Daily Phuket #75: 06 October 2021 – Survival & Moving Forward
Daily Phuket #73: 18 August 2021 – COVID Care Center
With the continuing rise in local infections on the island, several "COVID-19 Care Centers" have been established on Phuket. The largest occupies the former Provincial Prison just a short walk to the north of my home in Phuket Town. The inmates in the infamously overcrowded and deteriorating facility were relocated to a new prison earlier … Continue reading Daily Phuket #73: 18 August 2021 – COVID Care Center
July 2021: Another Crazy Month in Thailand
As we reach the end of the scariest month in memory, let me try to summarize where we are now. It has, indeed, been a frightening couple of weeks as the national numbers continue to rise to astronomical levels and I do my best to try and avoid contracting the virus myself. Let me tell … Continue reading July 2021: Another Crazy Month in Thailand
Daily Phuket #60: 5 July 2021 – Closed!
Or, Easy Come Easy Go.... As I was getting dressed for work this morning, I received the first of several phone calls about my new school. It has been closed due to a student testing positive for COVID-19. I was told that it was a student in one of the classes that I haven't taught … Continue reading Daily Phuket #60: 5 July 2021 – Closed!
Daily Phuket #55: 9 June 2021 – Semi-Vaccinated & Semi-Bored
It's been about 17 days since my last "Daily Phuket" entry and nine since my end-of-month wrap-up. It had also been nearly a week since my last article on my Philatelic Pursuits website but I knocked out four of those this evening. Why the long silence, following a month of fairly constant online postings of … Continue reading Daily Phuket #55: 9 June 2021 – Semi-Vaccinated & Semi-Bored
May 2021: Everything is Broken
As I typed the title, my somewhat flawed memory was telling me that was the title of a Bob Dylan song a long time ago1. I am too lazy now to pull up MusicBee and confirm but it describes my current state accurately. My job is broken and I have an increasing number of broken … Continue reading May 2021: Everything is Broken