Heat

  During April and May the heat of Thailand is oppressive. It is not the gentle warming heat of the Mediterranean, nor the dry stone heat of the desert. It is a rolling, viscous omnipresent force. It sits heavily on the shoulders, creeps under the skin and makes vigorous movement hard. Seed pods crack, plants …

Tropical Groundhog Day

In Thailand the months slide in effortless fluidity from one to the next; the year seems to lose its footing around May and then it's December and you're wondering how you seem to have missed being present when October happened. When living in the land of permanent summer it's hard to keep track of the year. November …