so far away

So far away; Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door;
Doesn't help to know you're just time away;
Long ago I reached for you and there you stood;
Holding you again could only do me good;
How I wish I could, but you're so far away

One more song about movin' along the highway;
Can't say much of anything that's new;
If I could only work this life out my way;
I'd rather spend it bein' close to you;

But you're so far away, doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door;
Doesn't help to know you're so far away
Oh, so far away

Travelin' around sure gets me down and lonely;
Nothin' else to do but close my mind;
I sure hope the road don't come to own me;
Yet so many dreams I've yet to find;

But you're so far away, doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door;
And it doesn't help to know you're so far away


i am too lazy to write long posts nowadays so

democracy is representative, not merely instrumental. preference gathering mechanism. having the best policies is a top down approach. tapping into grassroots energy is a bottom-up approach. empower, not dictate, and inspire, not manage are effective strategies when? and when not?


It was Martin Luther King Day and I'm surprised by how prophetic these words were, the day before he was assassinated. It does make me believe that there are spiritual people out there who know what they're talking about. I still do prefer that argument to the statistical one.

And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out, or what would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers.

Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life—longevity has its place.

But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.

And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.


sunset from mt phousi, overlooking louang prabang, laos

nam ou river, laos

wat xiengthong

confluence of the nam ou and the mekong. another thing i remember about laos... propellor driven atr-72s!

we've seen thailand and vietnam before so i didn't put the rest of the photos here. i just realized the tribal game of throwing a stick into a whole is one of my skills, and it's just like the tribal game of beer pong.

"muay thai. thai boxing. one night only... tonight.... tonight... tonight...."

"i want to invade your beaches and take your women"
haad khuat
the snorkelling at ao mae haad also surprised me, i had no idea there were reefs that close to shore. this is ko phangan, from our stay on the ko samui-ko phangan-ko tao archipelago.

looks just like your average stunning beach island doesn't it, mountains and sea.

we based ourselves eventually at the quieter northern side of the island, at a fishing village ao chaloklum

also, the biggest full moon ever