The end of 2012: The serpent of 2013 sneaks up

It’s the final day of the Common Era’s 2,012th year. The roar of the passing year’s dragon has been loud, but now her time is nigh. While my comrades in Thailand are already welcoming 2013 – the year of the … Continue reading

Island View: Cannabis as a cure for cancer

The following opinion piece, conducted by the Siamerican, was initially published in the Island View column of the Phuket Gazette newspaper’s August 18-24, 2012 edition. MY AUNT-IN-LAW’s cancer – initially thought cured – has returned with a vengeance, spreading to … Continue reading

Island View: Bundle ’em up, return to sender

The following opinion piece, conducted by the Siamerican, was initially published in the Island View column of the Phuket Gazette newspaper’s July 30-Aug 5, 2011 edition. “HOW dare those conniving migrant workers steal our rights, identities and jobs – they need … Continue reading

Island View: Instilling Home Team Spirit and Pride in Thai Son

The following opinion piece, conducted by the Siamerican, was initially published in the Island View column of the Phuket Gazette newspaper’s  June 30-July 6, 2012 edition. I BECAME elated with pride when my six-year-old son, who was born in Thailand, recently told … Continue reading

Vlog: welcome the serpent of 2012; farewell 2011’s rapid rabbit

Following is the Siamerican’s latest video log (vlog) to welcome the new year of 2012, the year of the Dragon, or serpent snake. In this vlog he talks about about reviews the year 2011 — the year of the rabbit … Continue reading