Where am I now?

Welcome to Paths Unwritten

Welcome to Paths Unwritten, the successor to Slightly Removed, my original blog.  While Slightly Removed served its purpose, it was time to move on to something more permanent in a private domain.  This site will be much more encompassing in… Continue Reading →

My 2012

Bangkok, or Krung Thep in Thai, meaning ‘City of Angels’.  I’ve been living here for a year and two months now.  Setting aside trips to Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S. in that time, this is the longest I’ve stayed… Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve on Koh Tao

Christmas Eve started off slow.  Lorna  (a coworker from Bangkok) and I had spent the day learning basic scuba skills in a small, fairly filthy pool that was stuffed with way too many people. Following a small rest after the… Continue Reading →

Zigzagging to Koh Tao

Arriving in Chumpon in the rain after midnight, I booked a ticket to Koh Tao at the Farang Bar & Guesthouse. This included explicit instructions that a taxi would pick me up to go to the dock at 6am for… Continue Reading →

An Update – Slightly Removed is ending

So it is nearing a month since I have posted anything here.  My last post, from 18 November, was taken sun-up my first morning back in Grand Rapids, the city I grew up in.  It’s not certainly not anyplace I… Continue Reading →


  There are those times when the harsh realities sink in and you have to go back.   Dawn in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

My First “Real” Sushi

So what if it’s only in an airport during a 10 hour layover? It’s still authentically Japanese. A fish miso soup A Nigiri Tatsu combo Green tea Hot sake

Slightly Ajar – at the Plain of Jars

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