2013: Annis Memorabilis

Hmm… How to summarize 2013 in just one word? ‘Really, really amazing?’ ‘Unbelievably good!’ I’ll settle for ‘THE BEST EVER…YET!’ 2013 didn’t start out the best, with Leslie back in the U.S and the Korean winter chilling me to the bone. But as winter gave way to spring, things soon picked up. The sun came…

Some Things Do Last Forever

Rising strong and proud above the distant dusty plains and Jodhpur’s blue roofs below, Mehrangarh Fort is the epitome of permanence. The ruler who built the fort, Jodha of Mandore, knew how to build! For almost 600 years, enormous immovable exteriors protected the delicate palaces, passageways and chambers within, and it is at once colossal and…

Life On Koh Yao Noi, Where the Biggest Decision Is Which Beach To Choose

In a month, Leslie and I will leave Koh Yao Noi for India. By the time we depart, we’ll have been on this fabulous little Thai island that we call home almost 4 months, and despite our excitement of going to India, it will nevertheless be a little sad. Yao Noi is a small, peaceful…