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Introducing the Mysterious Cube

At the end of February I made a post titled “Little Cottage on the Plateau.” The title was supposed to remind my readers, with no lack of nostalgia, of the old TV program “Little House on the Prairie.” The little … Continue reading

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2012– The Year of Swift and Relentless Lateral Drift– Part 3

Since the Lao and Thai New Year is just a few days away, I thought I’d wrap up what’s been going on, or not going on. I’m taking the Lao mom to the dentist tomorrow to have a tooth extracted, … Continue reading

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Little Cottage on the Plateau

My mate, Ross, from Down Under, is visiting Vientiane next week. He comes now and then to pan for gold downstream from the existing gold mines during the dry season, and in the muddy puddles along the riverfront lane in … Continue reading

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A Breif Departure from Normalcy

“When a person has nothing to eat, fasting is the smartest thing he could do.” – Herman Hesse, Siddhartha. Earlier this morning I went shopping for the ingredients for a homemade bone stock which I’ll use as a base for a … Continue reading

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2012– The Year of Swift and Relentless Lateral Drift– Part 2

Where am I? What am I doing here? I started building a house in Vientiane a few years ago on a plot of land I bought (well, paid for, anyway) in 2008. The plot is about 800 square meters and … Continue reading

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2012– The Year of Swift and Relentless Lateral Drift– Part 1

…you have to stop and drift laterally for a while until you come across something that allows you to expand the roots of what you already know.” -Robert M. Pirsig While little physical progress was made on my Wrong Way … Continue reading

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7th Annual Christmas Eve Dinner/Party at Wrong Way Cafe

As a kid I read every Isaac Asimov novel I could get my hands on. He always took me far away. Shortly before he died, he is rumored to have said,”The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that … Continue reading

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Wrong Way Farm Stay– The Final Final Design

If you read my last post, you know that I’ve had quite a bit of time to refine my plans before carrying on with construction. Well, construction resumes next week, now that the rains have mostly stopped. I’ll certainly make … Continue reading

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Lack-of-Progress Update, October, 2012

You may think I haven’t had enough to drink if I say, “No progress is good progress.” It wouldn’t be true, of course, if I actually had concrete plans to follow and schedules to maintain– instead, I have whimsical notions, … Continue reading

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Me and My Wrong Way Cafe

I’ve been very busy coming up with schemes to eradicate malnutrition and generally improve things in Laos, single-handedly, of course. Since this is a just cause and such and requires copious amounts of attention and Beer Lao, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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