Roman Sturgis Take care of each other and make good decisions.

October 30, 2008

Ballots

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 9:02 pm

The Economist endorses Obama.

That’s the last argument I need to hear.

October 26, 2008

This ain’t your father’s Vietnam

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 11:54 pm

Our October 2008 Vietnam trip.

Mue Ni

Mue Ni

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October 19, 2008

Back home

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 5:30 am

La and I are back from Viet Nam, no less worse for wear and with a greater appreciation for Thailand. Travelougue to come.

October 4, 2008

Home and Garden section 2

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 5:48 am

The second installment of my thesis, Home and Garden!

Vietnam

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 5:29 am

We’re leaving in a few hours. We’ll stay in Bangkok for the night and then head to Saigon for a few days before we work our way up the coast.

Section 2 is now podcasted! Please check it out. I’ll be putting up a new showcase podcast when I return. But until then, if you haven’t heard Sam’s story, Rapture, you might give it a listen.

I may not be posting regularly while we’re away, but I will try to.

Beautiful pictures and sounds to come!

October 1, 2008

Getting the guts to ride around CM

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 11:53 pm

I took my bike out yesterday to ride across town to pick up my paycheck. It started to rain, and the traffic was pretty heavy in some areas. I wore my hi-viz yellow bike shirt to be as noticeable as possible. Chiang Mai roads are like Boston in that there are many one way streets, but a little more organized. One road goes around the outside of the moat, clockwise. Inside the moat, the road is counter-clockwise. To shift directions requires U-turning from one side of the moat to the other. Doing this, while keeping in mind that folks drive on the other side of the road here, can be tricky. It’s taken some getting used to, but I feel much better about it now. On Saturday, a friend and I are going to do a long ride to a village east of here. I’m hoping to take some pictures to show you.

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