Finding gains from material loss

Yesterday morning I came to the unwelcome yet unavoidable realization that a considerable set of “valuables” had gone missing. Stolen from under me, a  jab to the gut, and all I can do at first was sulk, and now as the aftertaste … Continue reading

Off-grid autonomy Phuket, Part 1: Water life

Last time, I outlined the benchmark of 80-90% electrical energy autonomy out here in the central backwoods of Thailand’s most populous island. Now, we will discuss the most essential and practical use of solar energy – water – highlighting various benchmarks and challenges in respect to … Continue reading

Good Morning Andaman radio show script: 2013 May 24

Following is the script used for the Good Morning Andaman radio show on Friday, May 24, 2013. The show, sponsored by Radio Thailand under contract with the Public Relations Department of the Royal Thai Government, aired live from 8-9am Thailand … Continue reading

Vlog: Ghost Widow and Country Confucius

Following is a brief Video Log (Vlog) where the Siamerican addresses a ‘Ghost Widow’ regarding a vague yet vivid vision he experienced sometime between deep sleep and early waking hours — or perhaps just a figment of the Siamerican’s imagination. … Continue reading

Impermanence, an original song about anti-materialism sentiments

Following is an original composition called “Impermanence” by Jao Thep Soulawynne, aka Jao Moragoat aka the Siamerican Wanderer. The latest cut of this song as you see /hear here is played on a tenor ukulele and reached its current state … Continue reading