Charity

Donate A Book To Poor Kids This Christmas

I recently met a lovely lady here in San Miguel named Elsmarie. For almost twenty years, Elsmarie has run a charitable non-profit organization called “Ojala Nińos,” which roughly translated means ‘hope for children.’ This is a post asking you for…

Why Tibet Must Be Freed From Chinese Tyranny

Why Tibet Must Be Freed From Chinese Tyranny This is a post in which I try to raise awareness of and get passionate about something that myself, and too few people in the world, don’t know enough about. After recently…

The Book Launch Party

Wow! What a week. Last Wednesday evening we hosted a book launch party at one of our favorite bars in San Miguel, Terraza Nena. It was great fun, and the night was a resounding success. There were 40+ guests…basically everyone…

The Ghosts of the Killing Fields

When history unfolds and reveals itself so painfully and poignantly, as it did for me when I saw a tiny faded fragment of a child’s dress protruding from a shallow grave in which lay hundreds more innocent victims, then it…

Crumbling Hip = Marathon Disappointment

Three months ago yesterday I told you I was taking part in the annual ‘Surfer’s Path Marathon’ here in Santa Cruz, California. I was planning to run the 26.25 miles for the Macmillan Cancer Care charity back in England, both to…

A Penny A Day To Keep Cancer At Bay

This has been said many times in the past, and that’s because sadly it is so true; That we all, each and every one of us, has known someone, a friend, a family member, even ourselves, that has fought and either…

May The ‘MO’ Be With You!

Dear oh dear!! The Brothers Grimm!! Hello guys. It’s time for another thank you. This time to it goes out to all the people that donated to my MOvember 2013 campaign, and to anyone else at all that got involved or…

Re-Launching The Kim

While I’m over here in Darwin, visiting my brother and waiting for Leslie to escape California and join me, I’ve been doing a variety of cash-in-hand jobs: a) to boost the travel funds, and b) I actually miss working and getting…

MOVEMBER: HALF WAY PUSH

It’s half way in ‪#‎MOvember‬ guys. This is not about looking like a dick with a mustache, although quite clearly, I do. This is about raising awareness and money for diseases such as cancer, and let’s be honest, we all know someone…

Fighting The Ugly Fight In Movember 2013

You guys may think it’s November. You’re wrong!! It’s MOvember, which means it’s time to grow out your mustache and help raise awareness of men’s health issues around the world. That’s what I’m doing. It’s Day 7, and despite looking…

Fund Raiser: Remembering Oscar

Most of us will be affected by cancer in our lifetimes, either directly or by someone we love. Please take a moment to read my friend’s appeal below, and if you can spare a few pounds, dollars, won, baht or…

Shamed By A Burning Monk

On June 11th 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc killed himself on a road in Saigon. Why? To protest the persecution of the Buddhists by the South Vietnamese Diệm government. How? He burned himself…to death. Duc self immolated for religious equality. Hundreds, even…