Narrow Escape…

TranslatorThere were two principal airlines in Laos during the early 70s – Lao Airlines and Royal Air Lao.  Both flew old piston-engined planes, especially the rugged DC-3 and a DC-4 – until Lao Airlines bought a Vickers Viscount – a turbo-prop. One...

Opium Encounter

TranslatorI find a degree of sympathy for Bill Clinton as he struggled during his 1992 presidential campaign to suppress rumours of having smoked pot. Except for me the challenge was not inhaling pot — but opium…. It happened like this… Upon my...

Making Life Difficult

TranslatorAs we grow up we develop our own philosophies of life – mechanisms for coping with the various challenges we will face in the path ahead. Making life difficult for myself was one of those philosophies. I am not sure what prompted it – but it soon...