Thanks for the Tea, Bangkok

I hadn’t planned to eat my way through Bangkok. In the end, Bangkok got the last bite, swallowing me whole and spitting me out after chewing me into a cud. I smell like shrimp paste, butt sweat, sunburn, and Tuk Tuk exhaust. I leave day after tomorrow, for home in San Francisco, by way of […]

Gross National Happiness

Greetings from the Land of the Thunder Dragon Bhutan. Why Bhutan? The last and perhaps most mysterious of the Forbidden Kingdoms, a place where Gross Domestic Product is measured in units of Happiness rather than Productivity. It is also a nation-state, in its struggle for modernity, that has exiled nearly one-third of its population because […]