Random thoughts while traveling: 2018 FRLA Show (Orlando)

Am I the only person who spontaneously cries and smiles like a fool when “Concerning Hobbits” from the LOTR soundtrack comes on in the car because it makes me think of my family?¬†¬† Continue reading Random thoughts while traveling: 2018 FRLA Show (Orlando)


The simple life

I wake up to roosters crowing, old hens clucking like they know something.
I just want to sleep in but there’s Mom rushing –
“Load up the van, find a¬†sinh¬†to wear, don’t forget the paa bieng, tie up your hair.” Continue reading The simple life

Featured Athlete: Colby “the Barbarian” McIntyre

“Have you ever tried to do anything¬†extraordinary in your life?”¬† Continue reading Featured Athlete: Colby “the Barbarian” McIntyre

The people we carry

First birthday in Nakhon Phanom with Mom, Xang Noy, and his mother

I’m convinced that people who come into your life never truly leave, good or bad. ¬† They become part of your history but, more importantly, you carry them with you. ¬†At the very least, they shape your memories; few of them will shape your opinions and world views. ¬†Fewer still will lead you to the places you are meant to go. ¬†Some of them weigh heavier on your heart than others and stay closer to the forefront of your thoughts. ¬†But they all become part of you. ¬† Continue reading The people we carry

A day at the temple

The upside of waiting out Hurricane Matthew is having lots of time to answer overdue work e-mails and updating the blog (at least until the power goes out). ¬†Here’s to thinking of brighter, sunnier, more peaceful times.

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I ate my way through San Diego

Business trips for me never leave enough time to explore the city.  I may go to some really fun places like Orlando or Vegas but usually only see the inside of a conference room.  And then it’s back on the plane and back to the insanity I left behind at the office. Continue reading I ate my way through San Diego