The Fight

Boarding a plane bound for the Philippines, I barely noticed her.  After squeezing into my seat and clicking the belt closed, a tiny voice said quietly, “Are you vacationing in the Philippines?”  She sat to my left.  Turning to answer her question was the beginning of a wonderful encounter. She was in her young 20’s,…

Culture

It’s nice to have some quiet to think after a busy time of travel.  To contemplate and to ponder. It seems to be a favorite pastime of mine these days.  With my coffee in hand and my peanut butter toast waiting to be munched, I feel reflective. Traveling across the border to the north of Hong…