Monthly Archives: May 2012

Temptress Of The North

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

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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