What a difference a day makes! Today was the start of the Thai School Year 2563/2564 which is scheduled to run until 10 April 2021 with a two-week break starting in mid-November. As today’s date rapidly approached, I became extremely apprehensive and the entry I’d prepared as my usual “Monthly Meanderings” wrapping-up June was not a very cheerful one. I had begun by writing about … Continue reading After 105 Days in Captivity…..Back to Work!!
I cannot believe that it is time to once again attempt to summarize all that I did during the just-finished month. May just seemed to fly past, especially compared to April. I do not recall doing anything particularly different than in April. It was simply another 31 days of remaining at home all day every day, other than the two or three times per week … Continue reading Wow! Where Did May Go?
I spent most of a hot Thai day putting together a long article for A Stamp A Day all about the Victory in Europe that came about 75 years ago this week. We celebrate it in the US as V-E Day and there are different names for the celebration in various other countries as well. So many of the younger generation have no idea about … Continue reading Happy VE Day (and A Good Liberation Day, too!)
Since I copped-out on last month’s “Not An Update”, I feel a bit of an obligation to bring my few readers up-to-date on my activities during a month in which I never went anywhere at all. In many ways, April 2020 has seemed like the longest month ever. The upcoming month of May will be much the same as our government has extended the so-called … Continue reading A Good Ole Meandering Update Of Sorts
This is the time of the month when I sit down and try to summarize all that has happened, both good and bad. However, I think I would rather let March of 2020 fade into a very distant memory as rapidly as possible. It has not been an easy month for any man, woman or child residing anywhere on Mother Earth except, perhaps, Antarctica. Maybe … Continue reading Not An Update….
I have had an impossibly long stretch of days without a single holiday. In fact, my single day off in February was the day my hometown team won the Super Bowl (I do not count the day on which my company’s management staff spent on a catamaran sailing to an island some distance from Phuket). Yes, I am exhausted and frustrated. No, this will NOT … Continue reading The Month That Will Not End…
Thus, the first month of the Twenties comes to an end. January’s are usually one of my slower months but this one was anything but. I did my share of fill-in days (when I cover classes for an absent teacher) throughout the month. Last Friday, I was at a school that contains at least 3,500 students with some classes bursting with more than 60 students … Continue reading 01-20 Fin (Or, the End of January 2020)
Twenty-twenty thus far has been nineteen days of unstressed productivity and that looks to continue for the foreseeable future. I do not recall as being as organized as I have been since the New Year fireworks faded to silence and that certainly has helped with my overall positive attitude. I am happy and content and I owe a lot of credit to Microsoft To-Do along … Continue reading Nineteen in ’20
Just a quick post to start the New Year (and the New Decade) off in good form… I had a relatively quiet New Year’s Eve, spending it at home finishing up some bookkeeping and other end-end-of-year tasks. I did venture outside at midnight and watched the fireworks erupt over Phuket Town. It seems like almost everybody I know was out-and-about as I saw their Facebook … Continue reading Happy First Day of the Twenties!
As we move into the Year of Perfect Vision, allow me to take a look at both the Year That Was and the Decade of the Teens. Before I begin, I want to mention that a recent post I saw on Facebook had the user criticizing people thinking the current decade as ending at midnight tomorrow night. She stated that the “decade does not end … Continue reading Looking Back on the “Teens”… and Forward to the “Twenties”