• Vacation, all I ever wanted
    July 5, 2013 , 3 Comments

    There’s a panic that sets in sometimes. A panic of being stationary. When this panic sets in, I normally high tail it out of the place I am to embark [...]

  • Anxiety abroad
    May 14, 2013 , 25 Comments

    “I think I have shortness of breath,” I say when I stop into the clinic my old apartment owner runs. “I just lost a friend the other week and my [...]

  • Surviving Songkran
    May 9, 2013 , 18 Comments

    The stream of water from the squirt gun hits me dead in the eye. The sting is instantaneous. “Damnit! My eye!” I whimper as I attempt to wipe the water [...]

  • An ode to my friend
    April 18, 2013 , 16 Comments

    Editor’s Note: Information currently circulating on the web regarding Adam’s death is inaccurate and the text written here has been taken out of context for self-serving purposes elsewhere. Adam’s cause [...]

  • Escaping Chiang Mai
    April 2, 2013 , 18 Comments

    Shortly after my seven-month anniversary as an expat in Chiang Mai, I hit a wall. Actually, I don’t really hit a wall, the walls start to close in around me. Dramatic as [...]

  • When words fail
    March 25, 2013 , 8 Comments

    For the last 8-plus months, I have been living as an expat in Thailand. I have been living, breathing animal rights — particularly as it relates to Asian elephants — [...]

  • When tragedy strikes the expat life
    March 3, 2013 , 32 Comments

    “D,” W says over the phone, hiccuping sobs, “J’s dad. He’s passed.” Muffled cries, inaudible words. “Oh my god,” I manage, feeling the pit of my stomach tighten and tears [...]

  • The seedy side of Bangkok: Nana Plaza
    January 30, 2013 , 14 Comments

    The girls stand around poles, clad in tiny bikinis, looking entirely uninterested at the crowd of mostly expats (and sexpats) who sit around the stage, sipping watered down drinks and [...]

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