College basketball’s oldest player

NY Times: “A 73-Year-Old Gives Basketball a Second Shot” Before Sunday’s basketball game, Coach Yogi Woods gathered the junior varsity at Lambuth University. Watch out for 73 on the other team, he said. He did not mean the player’s number. He meant his age. The visitors, Roane State Community College, had a septuagenarian guard, Ken […]

What I’ve been reading

Some links that have caught my eye of late: — 2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist (Via Steve Rubel on Twitter) ((Related: “StateStats: Analyzing Google search patterns“)) As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look at the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008. As it happens, studying the […]

The Economist on Medical Tourism — and a New Blog from the NYT

Living here in Bangkok, where legions of medical tourists can be seen at the city’s private hospitals, this Economist article resounded with me: “Globalisation and health: Importing competition”: Health care has long seemed one of the most local of all industries. Yet beneath the bandages, globalisation is thriving. The outsourcing of record keeping and the […]

Thailand for Inexperienced Travelers

Over at the New York Times’s Travel Q&A Blog, David G. Allan recently pointed out some resources for two inexperienced travelers coming to Thailand. I was happy to see that my Khao San Road story was among the highlighted articles. Q I am 18 and not a terribly experienced traveler. I have traveled in the […]

America’s Disappearing Foods

Don’t miss this revealing New York Times infographic about America’s disappearing foods. (It will truly be a sad day when the Carolina northern flying squirrel goes the way of the dodo.) From the article: “An Unlikely Way to Save a Species: Serve It for Dinner.”