Ipoh, Malaysia

I was upset when I arrived in Ipoh.  Uncle Peter was dying.  Kristen was in Adelaide.  It was hot and sweaty.  My hotel had run out of beer.  Everything seemed to be closed.  Places that said they were open were closed. It was pissing me off big time.  I contemplated leaving straight away.  Then it […]

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Opium, not of, but for the people

The opium trade wasn’t just about “evil” Britishers imposing their terrible and implacable will upon child like and helpless asians.  Some Indians were forced to grow opium, others made enormous profits from it. There is nothing childlike about Asian people, particularly the Chinese, or for that matter the Indians.  They are, and always have been, […]

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The Tell Tale Hat

We’ve all…well…ok….some of us….have read Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling tale of the Tell Tale Heart.  This, gentle reader is the Tale…(pause for dramatic effect)…of the Tell Tale Hat. it was a day like any other…well, actually it wasn’t.  It was a pretty terrible day what with K being in Adelaide with her family grieving over […]

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