Category Archives: luck

The Sum Of 2014

The ever-lovely Ann Magnuson wished everyone a happy New Year on Facebook. “2014 is going to be a good year! It has to be, it has a 4 in it!” I hoped that she was right, since 2013 was an annus miserablis for me, however I wrote the hillbilly performance artiste that 4 is not [...]

A Boy Of Montana

My second choice for greatest athlete of the 20th Century has been Evel Knievel. Mohammad Ali was the greatest fighter and Bill Russell won more NBA championships, however the Butte, Montana native rode a motorcycle like a demon and refused to quit no matter how badly he had broken body. His public expected nothing less [...]

Friday the 13th Umphang

This morning my ex-wife, daughter, and I set out from Chai-nat for Umphang, which is one of Thailand’s most remote regions. I had calculated seven hours for the 500 kilometer trip. It took almost eleven of white-knuckle driving through the junled mountains. The road in Umphang had been known as Death Highway back in the [...]

The Miracle Of Unconsciousness

Sunday morning Camp and I left his house for breakfast. His daughter was in the back seat. On the way down the dirt drive to the main road we passed the wreck of a Nissan sedan. The chassis was bent in a U and the front end twisted by the accident’s centrifugal forces. Tangled wires [...]

Three Paths To Wealth

lifehack.com an online wealth website cited six ways to become rich 1) Start your own business and eventually sell it. 2) Join a start-up and get stock. 3) Exploit your skill as a self-employed expert. 4) Develop property. 5) Build a portfolio of stocks and shares. 6) Inherit wealth. Except for number sex, these suggestion [...]