living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand



I’ve had the good fortune to live in many far-away places; from Brazil to Tokyo, from London to the Middle East.


’04 and ’05 I was working in Amman, Jordan;  +ten-hour days, seven days a week, eight straight weeks, followed with twelve days off.

Anywhooo, I jus’ by chance happen to hear the Stones: Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is”; and THEN I realized, NO it’s NOT.

So I QUIT, and ended a thirty-five year career in Construction Management.

Since August of 2005, I’ve been living in Chiang Mai (the Rose of the North), Thailand.


My other,  ‘HOME of the HEART’:

– the Pacific Northwest

Go M’s!  -:)



– I consider myself lucky in many ways, but none more so than . . .


a little bit of this, a lttle bit of that; a bit of …

– everything which don’t fit in the other three



  1. was very dissapointed yesterday when I saw your site had been removed. happy to see it is back now.

    Comment by geoff | January 8, 2012 | Reply

    • First of all, thank you very much.

      I still have NO IDEA why I was removed; but I gotta tell ya, I’m glad to be back.


      Comment by seattle99 | January 8, 2012 | Reply

  2. Very interesting blog and story! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Michelle Fuller | June 26, 2012 | Reply

  3. Thank You, very much!

    Comment by seattle99 | June 26, 2012 | Reply

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the “like”! I’m glad it brought me to your blog. You recent post on the abuse of elephants caught my eye- one of my next posts is on the Elephant Nature Park and their rescue of abused elephants. It’s just horrific how these animals are treated. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by travelersdish | July 23, 2012 | Reply

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