Exploring the Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand with Alex Sam and Friends

  This is not my typical post, but then, Alex Sam and his friends are not very typical either. I came to know Alex a year ago while interviewing him for World Without Orphans. We stopped the interview a few times and … Continue reading

San Francisco to LA, Taking Carissa to Pepperdine University… the long way Part 2 of 5

Trading in our scooter for a rental car, we departed San Francisco and headed south. The 1 1/2 hour ride from San Francisco allows ample time to settle into a different rhythm. This change of pace from San Francisco is what … Continue reading

San Francisco to LA, Taking Carissa to Pepperdine University… the long way Part 1 of 5

The San Francisco I have frequently overheard being discussed by tourists, bears little resemblance to the San Francisco that I know and love. It’s been years since I have ventured into the  touristy throng at Pier 39, Fishermans Wharf or wait in long … Continue reading