In addition to being an uplifting personal account of a man battling his war-induced inner demons, learning to cope with them, and even forgiving one of his former torturers, the book also unintentionally chronicles the end of European supremacy.
Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.
When the protesters in Thailand are financed by some of the richest individuals and corporations in the country and their demands are not for free and fair elections, but rather to cancel the elections and appoint an unelected caretaker government, it gets weirdly complicated.
Since Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932, it has experienced many coups and counter-coups. Yet the monarchy traditionally held enormous power, providing much needed constancy and balance.
I can't help but think about Jackson here in Bangkok, where pro-government "red shirts" and anti-government "yellow shirts" are clashing, reenacting their own version of "King Mob."
The letter events are full day happenings with food, music and entertainment, aimed at getting kids all over the world, regardless of income or social status, engaged with the idea of helping others.
The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?
The use of colors to identify the sides in a conflict is certainly nothing new. The U.S. Civil War was a contest between the Union blues and the Confederate grays. The Russian civil war following the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 pitted the Reds against the Whites.
The ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok have made many change their travel plans to Thailand at the last moment. But life in most other parts of the Thai capital remains open to travelers.
If parenthood in general isn't for the faint of heart, surrogacy can be harrowing. When we began our journey, few resources existed to help or inform.
About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.
Sunday's fatal public shooting of activist Suthin Tharathin marks the tenth fatality in what has become nearly three weeks of protests against the Thai government, centered here in the nation's capital.
Riding an elephant in Thailand is a direct contribution to a heinous cycle of abuse which occurs throughout the country. Those who pay money for this experience are effectively making a financial vote in support of this exploitation.
I wanted to do something fun, but after flying 18-plus hours, the idea of doing anything that required a lot of walking, or would land me in the middle of a large crowd, made me want to put a fork in my eye.
When you consider the history of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, you wonder, what happened with Thailand? The Thais never were part of French In...
Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.