Letter Three from Thailand

Sawadee ka! And Happy Holidays! The trip is over. I’m finishing this letter from a cozy chair by the fire at my Aunt Donna and Uncle Jim’s house in Minneapolis. I went from 91 degrees in Chiang Mai through 20-plus hours of airports and airplanes to Minnesota, where the snow is falling, and Aunt Donna …

Letter Two from Thailand

Sawadee ka! Greetings from Pai, a little mountain village that has become hippie/tourist central. It’s a gorgeous location, and I can certainly understand why people are attracted to Pai. We’re in the foothills of the Himalayas – rice paddies and little farms surrounded by sweeping vistas of mountains. And that has drawn in the ‘creative’ …

Letter One from Thailand

Sawadee ka! Hello from Thailand! It’s hard to believe that it’s my first trip here. I’ve had so many people tell me I would love it, and so many friends and students who have traveled here. Maybe that’s why it feels familiar, even though it’s an entirely different land. Or maybe it’s familiar because the …