Choosing Kindness Over Winning


Originally posted on Advice I Give Myself:
A Story for Your Heart In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning-disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fundraising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered…

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Coconut Dhamma: What Does That Mean Anyway?


Dear Friends, For the past five years now I’ve been traveling extensively throughout Asia. In a mix of work and play I’ve found myself nestled amongst the back alleys of cultures so amazingly different from anything I have known from life in the far off West. From blazing hot 90 degree weather to the most […]

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Time to Dust off the Blog!


Dear Friends, Screaming down the home stretch of a full year I realize I have left my blog idle for far too long.  It’s at risk of becoming one of those Internet places that uses to be cool but long since forgot which model of iPhone we all carry now!  “Why?” You would not be […]

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Coconut Dhamma, August 13th, 2013


This picture was taken during the worst floods in Thailand in 50 years. It was so bad our poor little factory was in danger of being flooded…and we had only just moved in! However, even as the flood waters loomed the best we could do was drop one sandbag into position at a time :). […]

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60 Blankets for Chiang Rai


Adventure Date: January 11th, 2012 Dear Friends, My plane burped down onto the short runway at Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)  in the northwestern part of Thailand and as I looked out the window I wondered what the next few days would have in store. I was here for two reasons… not the usual temple […]

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Ben’s Travel Tips #2: #mom & Foursquare


Dear Readers, Mums (Mom for Americans)… gotta love em’ :).  They are there when we are first hatched doing all the necessary duties to prepare us for the world at large. Food, clothes, washing behind our ears… it’s 100% concierge service 24/7 for like some 10+ years… more for some ;). Of course as is […]

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Bye Bye 2012, Hello 2013

Bye Bye 2012, Hello 2013!


Dear Friends, With some champagne and a healthy dose of fireworks 2012 came to an end and 2013 was ushered in. Amongst the best good news of course was the world did not in fact end, which I had really been banking on, and that we would all get to put our New Year’s Resolutions […]

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Bucket-List: UPDATED!


Dear Friends, Last January I wrote a post titled, Bucket-List. I then updated it and it became “Bucket-List: Updated“… I know… real clever naming ;). Now, nearly 12 months later it is time to once again update the bucket list.  I mean let’s be real, another sheet on the toilet roll of life has been […]

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Run…


Dear Friends, I laced up my shiny blue Addidas running shoes, fired up Endomondo and iTunes on my trusty iPhone 5 and headed out the door. The sun was still ablaze at 3pm here in Bangkok and the temperature must surely have been a million degrees.  Nonetheless it was time to run… maybe not because […]

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