Category Archives: Places in the Heart
Today I turn 62. Over the past week or so, and in this and the coming weeks, I have been hosted and will be hosted to several so-called birthday meals in my honor. Except for two occasions, nobody has asked … Continue reading
These days I live in fear. I barricade myself at home. I make sure all the lights are off. I want to give the impression that no one’s in. I dread hearing my doorbell ring. I jump out of my … Continue reading
A pod of 75 killer whales, or orcas, roams in a huge territory that includes waters off Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia. Orcas are among the earth’s most socially sophisticated animals. They live in matrilineal groups that include four … Continue reading
Some weeks ago, I flew from Singapore to Hong Kong, Kong Kong to Narita, Narita to Chicago and then from Chicago to Marquette, Michigan, to visit a dear friend, a world-renowned pipe maker, whose masterpieces command four-figure prices. I spent … Continue reading
Yup, 33 years together. My wife has the patience of a saint. Only God is able to adequately reward her. So, I’ll just stand aside and let God do his job.
The Sarkies brothers were a group of brothers of Armenian ethnicity, born in Isfahan, Iran and best known for founding a chain of luxury hotels throughout Southeast Asia. These include the Raffles in Singapore, the Strand in Rangoon, the Oriental … Continue reading
Today, I officially became a senior citizen. Oh no!!!
Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster – my year – so look out for this fighting cock!