A New Year

04 Jan 2011 :: It’s 1:30 am on New Year… and I had a swell evening with another guest here at Pattaya. He’s a former US senator – democrat naturally – so we got on like a house on fire discussing everything politic. We took a baht bus down to the beach and watched the …

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times The View from My Hospital Bed in Calcutta

02 Feb 2011 :: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you? I am not sure that anything can be quite so soul-crushingly desperate as lying on the garbage-strewn ground beside 6 lanes of pollution-belching, horn-blaring, filthy traffic, in such agonizing pain that my back is arching in spasms. I am screaming incomprehensibly. And …