Archive for the Singapore stuff Category

Nothing is as ‘Murican as Hotdogs, Apple Pie and Coaching Little League Football in Singapore

    The hand that rocks the cradle may rule the world, but football coaches are kings, in Oklahoma or Singapore. I was still jet-lagged in 1982, when my buddy dragged me straight from Changi Airport to the Singapore American School’s football field. Even though an oilfield company had spent $250,000 sodding the field, the […]


If Death and Taxes Are the Options, I Will Take the Former Every Time

I cannot wait until tomorrow. Because I get to figure my General Sales Tax. Woohoo! The only thing I would rather do than that is carve out my eyeballs with a rusty Swiss army knife. Because I just love dealing with money. By which I mean, auuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I do not have a healthy relationship with […]


Ain’t No First Amendment in Singapore, White Boy

After two years on the Waco Tribune-Herald, I needed OUT of Waco and INTO an adventure. So I fled the Heart of Texas and got a job with a brand new paper in Singapore, a dynamic nation-state that was big on business but not so much on freedom of the press. Hello, culture shock. The […]