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Trip Reflections 10: 108 Gods - Saturday, November 19th 2011 18:59
By my calculations, we were now on day 7 of our exploration of temples in Bangkok, Thailand. It was time to look at something just a little different than a Thai...
Trip Reflections 9: Bikhus and Bikhunis: Real and Plaster - Thursday, November 17th 2011 22:46
One thing that simply does not come across in these pictures and reports is the incredible heat and humidity. For example, I was seriously...
Trip Reflections 8: The Bikhu and the Pharmacist - Monday, November 14th 2011 23:53
So, it still was our sixth day in Bangkok, and we were at the historical Wat Suthat, the "Palace of Indra," which, however, barely acknowledged Indra and...
Trip Reflections 7: The Palace of Indra - Sunday, November 13th 2011 20:12
Stuff on Thailand Below. No question about it. This is my hardest time of year. Being in the tropics for a little while has postponed it from...
Trip Reflections 6: The Mummy Returns - Friday, November 11th 2011 22:13
Moving the time forward, let it be Monday, our fifth day in Bangkok if my count is still accurate. The water in Bangkok was rising, but only slowly....
Trip Reflections 5: A Walk Around the Block - Thursday, November 10th 2011 20:37
Moving ahead by a day, we are now on day 3 in Bangkok. It was Saturday morning, and I finally gave in to common sense and allowed Robin to take me to a local hospital....
Trip Reflections 4: Temples, Tuk-tuks, and Brothels - Thursday, November 10th 2011 0:50
Let's move on to our second day in Bangkok, a Friday. I should mention for the sake of future continuity that I was feeling pretty awful with serious laryngitis, which...
Trip Reflections 3: The First Evening in Bangkok - Tuesday, November 8th 2011 22:09
Late in the afternoon of our first day in Bangkok, still Thursday, Robin M. showed up, first to take us to dinner, but then also to lead us to a square not to far...
Agility Practice - Tuesday, November 8th 2011 20:02
Above, you see a new addition to my on going collection under the heading of "Objects in Mirror may be Closer than they Appear." Speaking of the Dodge Dakota, since...
Trip Reflections 2: The First Morning in Bangkok - Monday, November 7th 2011 23:16
Thursday. This time the question is being asked by a water bird who lived and thrived at a sluice gate in the river that runs in and around Bangkok. I...
Trip Reflections 1: The Cherokees of North Carolina - Saturday, November 5th 2011 23:50
AND THUS WE START THE ANALYTICAL REFLECTIONS ON OUR TRIP TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD AND BACK AGAIN. AND THUS WE START THE ANALYTICAL REFLECTIONS ON OUR TRIP TO THE...
Back Home, Reading the Smithsonian - Thursday, November 3rd 2011 21:48
Well, this has been a ridiculously long trip. When Dr. W attempted to persuade me to retire, one of the big incentives she used to get me to see reason, keeping both...
Almost Home - Tuesday, November 1st 2011 15:58
Almost home! Actually, I feel as though the drive from Boston back home to Indiana has been going well. Still, we're taking it slowly, having to deal with jet lag as...
TELEGRAM - Sunday, October 30th 2011 1:26
SUNDAY OCT 30 STOP WIN JUNE CORDUAN AND 'WYATT' ARRVD SAFELY SNOWY BOSTON STOP THANK GOD FOR A GREAT TRIP STOP EXCITED TO BE BACK STOP SUGGEST SOMEONE CALL SEC DEF...
Trip Update: Change in Itinerary - Thursday, October 27th 2011 10:40
In 1981 or so, around age 32, I earned my senior life saving certificate, which I renewed 3 years later. It was something I had always wanted to do. I'm reminiscing about...
Trip Update: Singapore - Wednesday, October 26th 2011 10:12
This is the case of the disappearing statue. Or rather, the case of the reappearing statue. In January of 1997, June and I walked up to the very top of Bright...
Still in Bangkok. Trip Update No. I Lost Track - Thursday, October 20th 2011 9:37
A quick, mostly pictorial, update from your itinerant and somewhat soggy bloggist. Actually, not so itinerant, but momentarily tied to this city. We've had to...
Urgent! Pray for Thailand! Trip Update No. 5 - Sunday, October 16th 2011 22:28
The reason why I'm trying to go out of the way to post another update, even though I said in the last entry that it was a little bit of a hassle, is that Thailand, as a...
Joppa, Md to Bangkok Thailand Trip Report 3 - Thursday, October 13th 2011 23:18
Trip Udate No. 3 and "Classifieds Sections" Friday, 10-13-2011 Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand. As before, I'm finding that trying to send out regular blog...
Second Trip Update. Cherokee Slide Show - Tuesday, October 4th 2011 22:09
Second Trip Update. It's Tuesday evening. We're just a little north of Charlotte. As it turned out, after Sunday, neither Monday nor today were very...
Update from Cherokee, NC! - Sunday, October 2nd 2011 0:57
First Trip Update. June and I are off to what eventually is going to look on the map like Paul's fourth missionary journey, though I'm merely speaking geographically,...
Genre Criticism: Apocalyptic, part 2 - Sunday, September 25th 2011 2:00
Well, Jimm just nailed the whole point of this set of entries with his comment. It's nice to get that kind of support. Still, I'll go on to explain. Please remember...
Genre Criticism: Apocalyptic - Saturday, September 24th 2011 8:09
As you know, for various reasons I don't usually make travel plans too widely or specifically known too far ahead of time; however, June and I are extremely excited,...
Genre Criticism: Poetry - Wednesday, September 21st 2011 1:21
Time to celebrate again. David P. Smith's book on Warfield is out from Wipf & Stock. For one thing, it's a book that everyone who has any interest in Warfield...
The Book that Hilkiah Found in the Temple (plus music) - Wednesday, September 14th 2011 2:47
And suddenly, there they were again: The pile of unanswered emails, the fallen trees in the backyard, the forms to fill out, the glasses that need fixing, etc. All of a...