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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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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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Operation Save a Birdie


Dear Friends,   I was laying their like a baked lobster on my little floaty bed in the pool here at the Paragon yesterday.  I was drifting off into that place where you aren’t quite asleep but are definitely not awake.  You know… sort of still aware of what is going around you but not […]

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Get Up Damnit… Keep Going!!!


Dear Friends, It’s absurdly quiet here in Bangkok at 11pm on Tuesday evening.  I’ve finished stuffing my face with sushi, mangos and sticky rice… oh and a cold beer to boot.  My laptop is whirring away gently in front of me and as I sit and type, responding to emails to and fro… I find […]

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A Little Quick Quote


Troops, I posted this on Facebook today… I thought you might like it :). “You may not think you are strong… but you are! You may think you can’t pick yourself up and carry on… but you can! You may think you are beaten… but you never are! We all fall… it’s just how fast […]

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April 4th Update: Revealed


Dear Friends, One upon a time when I turned 33 I promised an update to you all.  Some changes were in store for the life of Ben and they seemed post worthy indeed.  But alas… a quiet sense that I needed to wait fluttered in and kept me from spilling the beans.  And now… some […]

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Alive


Dear Friends, A very dear friend of mine once told me that when I write I’m not great at defining the beginning, the middle or the end.   “Hmm…” I thought to myself,  “You know what she’s right”.  So it got me thinking…and since I have a blog it’s obviously something I do far too […]

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2K


I took off from Boston bright and early this morning at 9:45am… we soared into the sky in our little 737.  I climbed into my seat, 2K, next to a chap named Shawn and we traded small talk about how nifty the new Microsoft Smartphone was.  Made me think twice about my iPhone… but not […]

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Warm Fuzzy


When I was in 5th grade my teacher, Mrs. All, made us all keep a journal.  Mine was gray… a manly color.  In retrospect I should have gone for metallic green like one of my buddies. Oh well ;). At the end of the year Mrs. All announced that today we would be passing our […]

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