Monthly Archives: May 2012

Temptress Of The North

[dc]A[/dc]lready at my fourth different guest house since arriving in Chiang Mai! Told before now of the first night’s debacle. Although the staff at the next seemed fairly aloof, I liked the space quite a bit; and ended up serving … Continue reading

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Okay, These Are Good Points, But…

Gleen Greenwald, writing for Salon: Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets … Continue reading

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Rashomonic Pretensions

[dc]O[/dc]h boy, this could be very interesting! But it’s gonna require your help… Commenter Lindsay asks: Would you mind sharing with me a few of your most killer durian experiences? Lindsay and her partner Rob maintain the Year Of The … Continue reading

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Have Fun On My Behalf [Sniff, Sniff]!

Wonder which is more outrageous: that it’s already again time for Folklife, or that I will this year be absent during The Only Weekend That Matters? Back in Chiang Mai now, Thursday night; after having survived yet another marathon third-class … Continue reading

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Wow, kind of a whirlwind weekend there. Haven’t even fired up the laptop in three days, or some shit. Friday, it was off to Chachoengsao, about an hour-and-a-half east of Bangkok, by rail (thirteen Baht!). Purpose of Day-Trip: to visit … Continue reading

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