The Nasty Flu Virus circulating the planet

About two days ago I began feeling like my old self again. I had had the virus flu bug that is going around twice in the last two months. The first time was in Chiang Mai and it lasted about two weeks. The second time was in shortly after arriving in Bali where I...

My 27th winter in Chiang Mai

This Sunday evening I will make my way to Toronto Pearson International Airport and board Cathay Pacific flight 826.  This will be my 27 winter in Thailand. I normally leave during the first week of November ,but anoher massive renovation of one of my rental unit has...

Reflections in having pat downs at Immigration

Yesterday afternoon I returned from a two week stay with a friend in Maryland ,USA. I had been assisting her with another downsizing move.    I spend a lot of time  and money taking care of my health and I don’t want to jeopotize my health by unnecessary...

Not all who wander are lost , Frodo.

Many,many decades ago stuck  on a farm in a small village I traveled the world vicariously-  in my imagination – through reading such authors as ,” Kim” by  Rudyard Kipling , magazines such as ,”Look” a , ” Life ” and National...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

My apologies to any reader who have opened my blog and not found any new writings for many months. Why now,you ask , am I returning to writing. There are most likely many reasons for not writing which are rather personal in nature,but the reason for starting again is...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

Most people aspire to be,”Happy” most of the time. It seems to be an inborn soul need-reaching out for that quality of life that as a culture we define as happiness. As a global traveller I have met many people from various cultures. If you ask a farmer...