Sahatsakhan Thailand

A photo of my Stepfather sometimes makes its way to my mother’s desk. It’s my Stepfather, and I know it’s him. It would be easy to mistake the subject of the photo for my stepbrother, his son, as it’s a version of him so young that none of us knew him yet. He stands next to a man, a uniformed official sporting a memorably waxed and twirled mustache. Another photo from this time features my stepfather with a monkey. He looks like a child, but he’s in the Air Force, and he’s in a …

Bangkok: Arrivals at BKK

After a problematic long haul flight from LAX to Singapore followed by a brief but delightful connection to Bangkok, I arrived in Thailand tired, confused, slightly disheveled, and wildly curious. I was met at the arrival gate by a young man holding a sign with my full name, middle included. He walked me directly to a restroom, which I declined. He was visibly disappointed by my decision. We walk in silence to passport control. Handing my documents to an angry government employee felt familiar,  less familiar was watching her cough all …

2019: You Will Use Fair.com for an Open Ended Lease

I reviewed my experience being a very early user of Fair.com, and it’s gotten some attention from folks around town. Quite a few readers are adding discount codes in the comments. These discount codes may offer the person sharing them with you a discount on their current or future Fair App car. It’s impossible for me to be certain as I’ve never had a discount code of my own to share with you. Drivers around the US are enjoying their car ownership with Fair which leads me to believe that …

Fair.com Review Continued: Returning the Car

If you didn’t read what it’s like to be an early customer of Fair.com, please read this before continuing. Fair was the best solution to the we need four cars in the summertime problem. It was not a pain-free process getting the car, we had a hiccough or two while I had the car, but here’s what it’s like to return a used car with the Fair app. Five days before it’s time to return the vehicle, simply notify Fair. Keep in mind that the timeline is yours and yours alone …

Sexist Boy Ears

“He wants to get his ear pierced.” My daughter nodded. “It seems a little impulsive to me,” I reply. “It’s not. He wanted to do it in New York when he visited me.” The next day I’m talking to Mr. G who logically explains that Jane had her ears pierced multiple times at 16. He throws in a handful of logic and reminds me that if he doesn’t like it, he can just take it out and the hole will eventually close up. We are in the mall, at night. I …