Under Construction

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“Construction workers”    mixed media 2013 How would you describe a stereotypical construction worker?  Where I come from, he’s a big, burly guy wearing a tool belt and blue jeans.   There’s the required safety helmet, sunglasses, shiny orange vest, and … Continued

Scooter World

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Around here, life happens on the back of a scooter.  Sure, there are other modes of transportation such as bicycles, cars, taxis, and even the colorful tuk tuks, but no doubt about it… scooters rule. Scooters have their own set … Continued

Gecko Books

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Being a coffee lover, I am delighted to report there are coffee shops are all over Chiang Mai.  You can’t walk down the street without encountering one.  I don’t know if this is a result of an influx of caffeine … Continued

A Traveling Artist

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I have completely forgotten where we were actually heading that night when the big thunderstorm hit, but when weather and fate intervene you just roll with it.  It was especially warm that evening, Jimmy and I walking hand in hand … Continued

Three Monks

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This morning I arrived in the old city earlier than usual and already it was a beehive of activity. The vendors were setting up their stands, tuk tuks drove by noisily with black fumes shooting out the tailpipes.  Young tourists … Continued

Same Same but Different

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I had a dream I was back in Seattle.  It was nighttime and I was giving a tour of Pioneer Square to three women.  I felt somewhat alarmed and thought, “What the hell!  How did I get back here?”  My … Continued

Letting Go

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“People will tell you where they’ve been They’ll tell you where to go But till you get there yourself, you never really know” –Joni Mitchell Greetings from beautiful Thailand!  It‘s been a mere ten days since our plane left the … Continued

At the Airport

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We’re at the airport and absolutely bleary eyed.What a wild day.What a wild three weeks!After months of anticipation and planning, the day has finally arrived to leave for Asia.I have felt so much support and encouragement at school from my … Continued

Missing Seattle: Top ten things

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This morning I walked my dog Roxy out  in the drizzly damp which will typify the  Seattle weather for the next five months or so.  I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself because no matter how cold, how dark, how god … Continued