Getting Tattooed in Thailand? 3 Sak Yant tattoos to consider, what they mean, and how to get them.

High on my to-do list for Thailand was to get a Sak Yant tattoo. I'm sure I could be accused of cultural appropriation; I'm not Buddhist, and I mainly wanted one because Anthony Bourdain got one in his classic Chiang Mai episode of "Parts Unknown." I spent much of my trip to Chiang Mai walking …

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New Short Story for Free Download!

If you hadn't seen yet, I released an eBook version of my short story "Cry 'Bout A Nickel." I blogged an excerpt earlier; go here to download it.  It's a two-step download process; please let me know if it's too cumbersome for people who don't know me to bother. Again, download "Cry 'Bout A Nickel" on …

Oscar Wilde, the Bible, and some Oscar-Winning Boobs

One of the most memorable plays I saw in my time as a quasi-regular Broadway attendee was a production of "Salomé" by Oscar Wilde.  Directed by Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons, it starred Oscar-winner Al Pacino as Herod; Oscar-winner Dianne Weist as Herodias; Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei as Salomé; and Oscar-nominee David Straithairn as John the Baptist. This …