The Trump Slump and Loi Krathong: A Resolve to Love and Defend

This is not an invitation to argue or debate. This is just a story about my emotional process post-election in the context of traveling in Thailand. [Wat Chong Klang lights up Jong Kham Lake in Mae Hong Son:]   When I found out who won the election, I crawled into bed and stayed there for … More The Trump Slump and Loi Krathong: A Resolve to Love and Defend

Farm Life: A Brief Musing on Life, Death, and Potato Beetles

Potato beetles wear black-and-yellow-striped suits and orange black-polka-dotted masks as if dressed to play the part of the circus clown. When you pop them in between your fingers, they snap-crackle-pop, bursting with bright orange goo, their deaths staining the dirt encrusted doodles of your hands. Leptinotarsa decemlineata lays neon-orange eggs on the under-leaves of our … More Farm Life: A Brief Musing on Life, Death, and Potato Beetles