Posts by Douglas Eagen

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

         Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks!   Happy New Year from the other side of the world. It certainly has been an interesting and enriching year. I’ve traveled to foreign lands, published a book, got my real estate license, and finally relaxed enough to enjoy my life.   I have big dreams for 2015. And I know they can come true. True, it will take a lot of work, time, and effort. I embrace the challenge, and look forward to the rewards of taking life by the tail, swinging it around and yelling Yahooo!!!   Recently I have been asked by several people how I have accomplished this. I set with...

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Blind And Dirty

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Bangkok, beggars, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Blind And Dirty

  Blind And Dirty    Something happened today. I realized there is a big difference between being on vacation somewhere, and living somewhere. While the ‘vacation’ part I mostly write about has all been peachy, groovy, and lots of fun, the living part of being here has afforded me not so every day insights into this extraordinary place I am calling home, for now.    I am a people watcher. Always have been. I make it a point to look at everybody as they pass my way. Sometimes, not often, I get a glance in return. When I do, I smile and nod my head.      Today I didn’t look back,...

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My Week At The Beach

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in beach, bungalow, explore, krabi, scooters, Thailand, travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Week At The Beach

My Week At The Beach I sit in on the veranda of my bungalow on the beach and watch the rain.  A monsoon has us under its liquid grip. The tide has left quickly. The fisherman, waist deep, don’t seem to mind. My supper will be served on a plate, theirs at the end of their line. I’ve learned much in our week at the beach. I’ve learned that mothers, friends, sisters, and lovers from around the world find the time to nurture themselves, and each other in this humble land. I’ve learned that europeans take a lot more vacations then Americans.   People are gentle and kind here . We met a Marine...

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The Amulet Market

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Bangkok, explore, Random Musings, scooters, Thailand, travel | 1 comment

The Amulet Market

The Amulet Market Who Knew I would turn into a geek so quickly. My eye is not keen for the nuances. Nor do I know much about the background, or the history behind amulets. But there I was geeking out like a 12 year old boy peering at his favorite athletes’ player card. I know, I was, and still am one of THOSE kids. My sports card collection is so big I could sell it by the pound, and still turn a tidy profit. I had walked through the amulet market earlier in the week, and also on a previous trip.  Or at least what I thought was the amulet market. I found it to be too busy and bothersome for...

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Singing Bowls And Ferris Wheels

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Bangkok, Random Musings, Thailand, travel | 0 comments

Singing Bowls And Ferris Wheels

Singing Bowls And Ferris Wheels A free boat will take you to a not so free mall of sorts. At the pier across the river you can catch a river taxi to Asiatique, an indoor outdoor mall complete with high end restaurants, outdoor theatre, music, stalls with all kinds of wares, and yes a ferris wheel. A large ferris wheel, one that had me squirming in my seat as it slowly rose over the river. Heights! Hah, who’s afraid of heights? Well I guess I am. Weird. I have skied down mountain chutes that are so steep you cant even see the bottom from the top. Grand Canyon? No problem peering over the edge...

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