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Last summer a boat driver came over to our table at the Full Moon Bar in Jomtien. Tip liked to drink. The young Cambodian smiled at me and said something to Mam. I really didn’t understand what, but her reaction translated the meaning. Tip smiled at me again like I was an old fool. That […]

The 6th Commandment in Pattaya

The religious right in America have sought to increase the influence of God on the government by trying to place the 10 Commandments in various courthouses and legislature. While I am not a follower of the bearded Jehovah in the flowing muumuu, I have nothing against erection of the twin tablets of NO this and […]

The Duel of Backseat Drivers

My father passed on his extraordinary driving skills to his sons and daughters. His primary tenet was that of defensive driving. This strategy was promoted by the AAA to save lives and time by anticipating other drivers’ error before they endanger you and your car. Accidents happen. My father preached that they happened to other […]


The semi-finals of the 1969 Eastern Schoolboy hockey tournament at old Boston Arena featured a tough match between BC High and Somerville. My older brother attended BC High and I went to Xaverian. Boys from BC High hated my school. We were arch-rivals, but they accepted my support along with that of my classmate Chuckie […]