Embracing ‘Thainess’ in the 21st century

An increasingly common cultural and tourism PR buzzword echoing across the kingdom these days is ‘Thainess’ (in Thai, “kwam bpen Thai” ความเป็นไทย) – an abstract concept referring to the various unique characteristics that define the Thai people and their rich … Continue reading

Colorado’s budding cannabis culture in the 1990s as I recall

So I hear that marijuana legalization back in my home state of Colorado is proving a success on many fronts. According to one post-first-year status report, in its initial fully un-prohibited year the “Centennial State” had raised US$40 million in tax revenue … Continue reading

Good Morning Andaman radio show – Friday 2013 July 12

Another exciting Good Morning Andaman – 8am here Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga…welcome those tuning in throughout the rest of the world (see show times below)…Following is itinerary for the show: Music: Some Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, early Elvis and … Continue reading

Turning back 10 rainy seasons ago in Thailand

Outside the modern comfort of apartment life, the downpours sweeping through Phuket become more frequent and  increasingly heavier. This  final week of July, 2011 C.E. / 2554 B.E. has marked the start of another rainy season, which soon signals the Siamerican’s … Continue reading

Rest In Peace Brother

One of the certainties you’re certain to encounter in Thailand, certainly and similarly likewise in the US of A, is a group, family, and/or groups of families and their respective relatives along with otherwise intimate if not dependent, unaffected acquaintances … Continue reading