I retired and moved to Thailand from San Francisco in 2005. Spent the first 5 years in Chiang Mai with a partner and then moved to Pattaya – single. Great town Chiang Mai but really a bed room community and offers little for a single person to do during the day-lite hours. Pattaya, on the other hand, offers the beach for day time activities and relaxation, and being a tourist town, has a great number of evening venues. After 4 years I found Pattaya to be too humid for me so I have moved back to Chiang Mai. Since I’m older now – my ‘things to do’ list has greatly shrunk and Chiang Mai has many more club activities that I can join such as the Photographic Club, Dining Out Group, etc.
As an artist/photographer I have been able to express my thoughts and feelings in my images and videos. I especially like using Photoshop and Corel Painter to enhance the images. I enjoy creating portraits, landscapes, nudes, abstract surrealism, and videos. I don’t think I have a special agenda and/or viewpoint to express with my art/photography, just creating what’s in my heart. I also love to share techniques, so if you are have a question please don’t hesitate to send me a comment.
My path getting here was very rocky with addiction problems, uncertainty in faith and coping with my true lifestyle. It was through my involvement with a Twelve Step Program (AA) that true self-examination was possible and opened the door to being honest with myself and allowing God to show me direction. That was 29 years ago. During that time, I was also introduced to “A Course in Miracles”, a spiritual discipline that I follow today. These two events shaped my future and my spiritual path. Now, as a sober, openly gay man, with Jesus, The Christ as my Master, I try to follow the directives He gave.
For anyone struggling with similar addiction, confusion, or faith problems, I would be happy to share my experience, strength and hope.
I also hope this blog will be a help to others intending to visit or live in Thailand. Therefore, I do spend time posting about local business’s, special places, events, and/or people that I have had direct contact with and can offer my personal recommendations.
I look forward to your comments and suggestions and hope you enjoy the Blog.
Note: Always looking for models – if you are in Chiang Mai, comment me and we can discuss the details.