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Why There’s Been A Break In The Blogging

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

I expect this post to be boring to all readers. More so than my other posts, this one is written for myself.

I actually find blogging to be lacking. I want to hear/see the reactions to my stories. Online comments are usually insufficient.

That said, I haven’t had any stories that I feel are worth telling.¬†January was spent in Pattaya, Thailand, dealing w/ things such as: attempting to fix my MacBook Pro, finding a source of insulin, dealing w/ a gas leak in my house (in Austin), etc. February was spent in Cambodia going to see the ruins of Angkor. Maybe there should have been stories there, but it was an odd, solitary time without a computer to type on. March was spent in Bangkok. Again, there should have been stories there but I just wasn’t connecting with anyone or anything. I felt like a security camera at a defunct bank, watching but seeing nothing. And since April I’ve been in Langkawi, Malaysia, skateboarding in my own navel. I’ve been reading my journals of the past 17 years, looking for patterns, etc. So again, nothing I care to discuss in a blog.

I’ve also been looking for a balance between separating myself from and keeping connected to various aspects of my life/friends in Austin.

A Quick How And Why That Doesn’t Tell You Enough

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

“Hey Ori. How did you not have a job since 2009 and are still able to go to Thailand. And why Thailand?”

Well, what I think I am is a slacker-philosopher, but I bet many folks see me as an unemployed bad-joke teller. If you’re wondering what I do for $$ that allows me to travel, well that involved a bit of luck and using that luck to set myself up for long term travel. The luck being finding a cheap house I could pay off quickly and fix up for rental income. Anyhoo, Thailand just happened to be the first place I landed because I have a friend who lives here. I’m roaming around SE Asia for a few years mainly to avoid working, but also to see the planet before it closes. In 1997 I went to S. America for about 2 years, also to roam around and explore and live by my whims. So hey, at least the slacker part is true.

A Bit Of A Delay

Friday, January 8th, 2016

I postponed my flight to SE Asia by about a month. My new flight is on January 6th, 2016. I had to postpone because the house preparation just wasn’t done. During this time I learned 1) preparing a house for me to live in and for rental are two different things; and 2) the ever present lesson of Letting Go.

I had very generous help in completing the projects from many friends, even after I “went into hiding”. I kept a low profile to avoid answering the “Why are you still here?” question 500 times and to concentrate on finishing the house.

Hello world!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

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