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Big Changes in Thailand

by Bill Richards / Jan 16, 2014 / 0 comments

After nineteen years, Ashley and I finally made it back to Thailand. In 1995, we split our time between an environmental NGO and a university biology department in the southern provinces of Trang and Songkhla, but had never had the time, money, and opportunity to get back until now.

Postcard from Leavenworth, Washington

by Bill Richards / Oct 16, 2011 / 0 comments

Look at the buildings and you could be in a Bavarian mountain town.  But a closer look at the large American vehicles in the foreground and you could only be in Leavenworth, Washington.  Nestled at the eastern base of the Cascade Mountain Range, Leavenworth has cultivated the Bavarian façade since the 1960s in an attempt to draw the tourist dol

Postcard from Rattlesnake Lake, south of North Bend, Washington

by Bill Richards / Sep 03, 2011 / 0 comments