Wats for days, a broken laptop, friends new and old, Muay Thai, public urination, and, of course, lots of pictures.Read More
What should have been two days in Bangkok turned into four, but I ain't fussin' over that. Read the story, and see the pictures.Read More
Terror precedes adventure. At least to me. Every time a trip nears, there is a sinking feeling in my stomach like I’m making a bad decision or a mistake. What-ifs tumble through my mind like an avalanche, and I question every decision I make a hundred times or more. As the date draws near, the questions become weightier, and the dread grows almost unbearably.Read More
Buddha's Birthday is a holiday celebrated by lantern festivals in Korea. Before leaving the US, I went to a different kind of lantern festival in Dallas. I saw another one last year in Gwangju, but the affair was held in the shadow of the Sewol disaster. I was't entirely impressed by the visit in Dallas, but now I've seen how the Koreans do it when not in mourning, and I have to say, it's worth the visit despite the possibility of crowds.Read More
Misadventures, vol. 1, iss. 1
I arrived in Detroit by plane at 1 AM, and my long-time friend, Joel, picked me up and drove me to his place: my lodgings for the ten days I'm in this city. On the way, he warns me that he lives in "the hood." It's not that bad; only half the buildings are vacant or burned; the neighbors are polite and wave hello as you pass. There's even a friendly neighbor who - upon noticing our late-night activity - came in to the house in the wee hours and offered to sell us a variety of clocks, all guaranteed "brand-new."
In the morning, we played badminton in the front yard. In the afternoon we explored Detroit.