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Roti and Ricefields

Greetings from Galen ANNOUNCEMENTS For those who might be looking for an interesting and educational Christmas gift for children (or adults) The Panom book is available and right now is a perfect time to order:Panom and the Stone of Light  I've just published a new essay at The STENCH: Scapegoating Gays in American Politics. [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:00:26+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Thai culture|0 Comments


View of the Mae Rim river during a more gentle month of weather Many of my friends look at me with cocked eyes—that ‘Is he out of his mind?’ look—when I tell them I’m building what could be my final nest so close to a river in a land known for flooding and [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:00:26+00:00 September 29th, 2011|Thai culture|0 Comments

A Memorial

Sangsak was Chang Lek’s sixteen year old nephew; Chang Lek , his wife Paan and his young daughter, Gam, are part of my family, my Akha family. Sangsak was killed while driving his motorbike in Chiangmai. The first question we ask is whether he had on a helmet. He did. Sangsak was driving carefully, but [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:00:27+00:00 November 21st, 2010|Thai culture|0 Comments