Tag Archives: Thailand

The Chiang Mai Diet: Part Two

Having previously discussed the context of the Chiang Mai diet in a previous discussion [1], today I will share my tips on how you too can lose up to a third of your body weight just like I did, while … Continue reading

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The Chaing Mai Diet: Part One

For the past few days I have received at least a few messages that stated that Chiang Mai, a small city of about a quarter of a million people in the north of Thailand [1], was the safest city to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southeast Asian Houses: Expanding Tradition

Southeast Asian Houses:  Expanding Tradition, edited by Seo Ryeung Ju [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Seoul Selection.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] One of the more notable aspects of the architecture I noticed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Asian Harvest

An Asian Harvest:  An Autobiography, by Paul Hattaway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I was struck by how Nathanish the author seemed. … Continue reading

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Is An Unjust Tribunal Like A Hurricane?

At times, I like to pay attention to the juxtaposition of seemingly independent stories that, when combined, give a larger context to events that would be far more ephemeral to the concerns of the world at large when viewed in … Continue reading

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An Inexorable March

Sometimes the theme of an evening is a ripe piece of low-hanging fruit and sometimes it is a matter that requires a bit of thought.  I have now gone to a fair amount of dinners as a part of our … Continue reading

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A Wave Of Populism

[Note: This is the prepared text of a speech given to the Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club on April 10, 2016 to fulfill the Graduate Club #6 Speech Requirement for World News Analysis.  The speech received the award for Most Effective … Continue reading

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Your Stay On The Mainland Will Likely Be Of Some Duration

A few days ago, I happened to see an online article that discussed a series of disappearances connected to a small independent bookstore in Hong Kong that dealt in books of a sensitive political nature that are banned on the … Continue reading

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To Serve And Protect

This morning I happened to read an article about a police shooting in rural Western Pennsylvania, in the same county where I spent my early childhood and the time my father had custody after my parents split up during my … Continue reading

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Talk Is Cheap; Show Me Your Works

Last night I saw a humorous and horribly translated list of professions that were said to be off-limits for foreign workers in Thailand. Some of the jobs, like the unfortunately titled thirteenth position, “Paper hand job,” were a bit mysterious, … Continue reading

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