October 18, 2006
Dear Family and Friends,
Almost every day I lean against the low wall of the large sixth floor terrace of my apartment building. I look west towards the Bangkok skyline. The sweet, salivating unmistakable aroma of barbeque chicken wafts up from the vendors on Soi 1, my little street below.
Behind me sits the small, yet adequate swimming pool my orthopedic doc has encouraged me to use.