Wow! Where Did May Go?

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?

A Good Ole Meandering Update Of Sorts

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

The Month That Will Not End…

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…

01-20 Fin (Or, the End of January 2020)

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)

Nineteen in ’20

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

An Active Week

I have been fairly active over the past week-and-a-bit so I thought this was a good time to post a short update. The first thing I did on my birthday last Thursday was to walk to the Phuket Philatelic Museum (about five minutes from my home). It was the date of release for Thailand’s last stamp of 2019 — a 5-baht commemorative marking the nation’s … Continue reading An Active Week

Birthday Meanderings & Annual Wrap-Up

Hmm.  Eight months since my last entry on this blog.  I haven’t been lazy in those eight months.  In fact, I have been busier this year than any in recent memory.  At least I have had more happen to me.  And so, on the occasion of my 54th birthday, it is time to bring those who visit here an update.  I usually become quite nostalgic around this time of the year anyway…

The year of 2019 followed the same basic routine as most of the last three or four years that I have held the position of Deputy Head Teacher for the Phuket branch of Thailand’s largest agency of English teachers.  My routine remained largely the same as differences abounded all around me.  Chief amongst these was the retirement of our Head Teacher (NO! I have never aspired to do THAT job — mine is far more interesting, stress-free and rewarding) who remained fairly sane through his nearly seven years in the position. That change came early in the year.

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