Cars in A Row

A group if cars in a row. Each car is following the other en route to a specific destination. Is it an envoy? Or is it a caravan?

I, Too, Am An Abyssinian Nomad

I went to the local grocery store to pick up some items for breakfast. I bought a bottle of water and a couple of bananas. The price of the bananas hadn’t been posted so the clerk had to key in a code and run a price check. The banana code was 1009. I told the…

By Far, 2017…

By far my most adventurous year to date has been 2017. I traveled to 17 new countries that year. Here’s a look back on the people I met and the places I visited. Sadly, I also lost my cousin that year.

An International Perspective

Save the time when my family and I took a day trip to Tijuana, Mexico, I had never traveled outside America’s borders until 2007. In 1998, my father added to his VHS collection two documentaries — Banned From TV I and II. Since I had access to my father’s video library I took advantage of…

Just Dates?

1979: I was born on the same day, October 9, that historians agree Hanguel, the Korean language, was proclaimed in 1446, which was also the day on which Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna was assassinated by Bolivian agents working under the order of the US CIA, in 1967. 1985: I took my first Tae…

2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip…

Yams? No. Sweet Potatoes!

If you find this blog title offensive that is because it was meant to be. Just as Dave Chappelle used an audio byte of Donnell Rawlins screaming “I’m rich, bitch” I want to make a proclamation about a different subject — one that has perplexed me for some years now. If you are like me then…

City of Angels

In one of my previous blog entries I wrote: “And there isn’t really a strong fear of being shot …. near the ‘Jungles’ anymore.” Oh what a long way from the truth that statement was. I made that statement after making a cursory inspection of my neighborhood after returning to Los Angeles from Seoul about one month…

Home Ec 101

Over a week ago my sister and her family visited me. We spent some time together in Korea and then Japan. I had decided before their arrival to end my adventure in Korea and return home with them. And now we are all in Los Angeles. I have been adjusting to my temporary living arrangements, i.e., back…