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...

Two Weddings…

TranslatorSome readers may have had the experience of getting married twice but there are possibly few who married the same spouse twice over.. But that was our experience – two weddings in ten days, and in two separate countries! It all came about because the...

The Carnivorous Thief

TranslatorIt was just another Sunday after church – and it was time for lunch. As a young bachelor it was time to get out and enjoy some good food – and enjoy some company too. Everything was going well as we were being driven away from the church in...