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Me: American, male but not fat nor prone to wearing tasseled loafers or Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts, born in the late 60’s, white and lived in San Francisco for 15 years. I have a college degree but use common sense and life lessons far more. Proud of my country but well aware of our limited, isolationist world views, used to diversity after traveling over 1.8 million air miles for work and living in San Francisco; willing to try just about anything in terms of food, experiences and sightseeing. A major creature of habit, if I find something I like to eat it will be consumed twice a week- on the same nights each week.
Politics and religion? Yes and no. I hold strong political views that lean left, but believe in common sense, fair treatment and rights for all people, education and avoiding war- these beliefs are more important than a political party. I am not a religions person, though I was raised in a Christian household and was cajoled into attending church each Sunday while under my parents roof.
I began working on a project in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco.
My business allowed me to move to Bangkok in early 2010. Why not? I was at a complete crossroads in my life, recently single after a 7 year relationship, extremely tired of a heavy travel schedule and a very demanding job and wondering how I would define the second half of my life. Or, how I would define my life each day if I happen to be much further than halfway through.
This blog is completely selfish and just a outlet for my thoughts and a few opinions.