Monday, December 6, 2010

The King's Birthday

Hi everyone,
Herman and I are currently in Chang Mai, Thailand. The whole country just celebrated the King's birthday. Lots of fireworks and celebrating. We had a wonderful seafood dinner with friends, and then hooked up with other friends for a nightcap. After all, it's not every day we get to celebrate a King. He has been in the hospital for over a year, and although he slurred his speech, he looks much healthier than he did last year.

It is charming to be in a country where 99.99 percent of the country adores the leader. Such a fresh contrast to the States where the general population wants to line up everybody within a hundred miles of Washington D.C. against a wall and mow them down with machine guns.

I love it here. The attitudes are so different than at home.

But that aside, I'm here to write, and that starts tomorrow.

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