Talks in Thailand: The digital nomad

Mr. A explained to me over a Skype call that he wasn’t sure how he would declare his taxes in his home country of Costa Rica. Many countries haven’t yet caught onto this trend. A growing number of people are supporting themselves with online freelancing. Working online means they’re not locked into any physical location, Read more about Talks in Thailand: The digital nomad[…]

Talks in Thailand: The burger chef

That little burger stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand is Ms. A’s baby. She’s there every day from early afternoon until late at night cooking, taking orders and chatting with her regular customers. She’s not the only one who works there. A young man and woman, a couple, also work at the burger stand. But it’s Read more about Talks in Thailand: The burger chef[…]

The End of the Road, the Start of Another

For the past year and a half, I’ve been having a recurring nightmare that I’m teaching again at the private language school in Los Angeles. I know that doesn’t sound like the stuff nightmares are made of, but it’s far more terrifying than any dream I’ve had of monsters and maniacs. Or it’s more depressing, Read more about The End of the Road, the Start of Another[…]