Some Days Are Just Bad

“What?” “Can you deliver my sister’s baby? The midwife couldn’t do it and they said you delivered babies.” I asked where his sister was. “At the clinic” was his reply. It was about 2pm, I had closed the clinic at about noon since most of the back country “taxis” or jalónes (Toyota pickups with metal…

Society Sucks, So Get Lost

Building Your Own Mountain Hideout: A Step By Step Guide Way back in the day I was really enamored with all this society bullshit, this pushing and pulling, this tugging to reach higher plateaus of existence, schmoozing and smooching the stars and shagging random married women at film festivals; ah, it was the life, sipping…

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, and Text

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, and Text A big stormed slammed the Eastern US on the very day my team was departing from Louisville, Kentucky with a destination of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It was a rather large group of 21 dentists, dental students, and support personnel. As is my SOP, the Mrs. and I had arrived…

On thin air

One of the things I take great pride in with regards to my travel habits is the level to which I preplan for certain contingencies especially those which will hopefully safeguard myself and my companion in the event things suddenly go pear-bottomed.

Malaria war sitrep

It is a war for those of us who happen to spend time traveling or living in parts of the world where malaria is an issue to be not only aware of, but one to also consider when it’s implications can affect our health and welfare. Modern medicine is on our side, and is also…

Cut n’ Run

What to do when you wake up beside a Dead Hooker. It’s happened to all of us at one time, I suppose, stuck in a musty Bangkok sex club with numerous young girls all ogling at your overweight belly under a sweaty t-shirt, you feeling like the man you are, all three hundred pounds, the…

So You Want to Start an NGO?

Birth of an NGO Disclaimer: Nothing written below should be construed as legal advice. It is a description of my personal experience only. If you get into legal trouble after you read this, it’s your own fault! Since the question comes up so often “how do you start an NGO?” it seems like the right…