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KMO vs. 19kps

You said you wanted photos. Let it not be said that KMO does not oblige.
















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ex_days70
Nov. 7th, 2002 01:20 am (UTC)
Looks like you all are having a great time! Logan is cute! Too bad I didn't have a chance to meet him.

Take care!
kmo
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:09 pm (UTC)
Meeting up
Too bad I didn't have a chance to meet him.

You may yet. I'm sure we'll be passing thru Bangkok again.
grynz
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:51 am (UTC)
Those are wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing *smile*
keshet29
Nov. 7th, 2002 07:17 am (UTC)
wow, gorgeous

logan is SO CUTE
rimrunner
Nov. 7th, 2002 07:22 am (UTC)
Awww.

Key-oot Logan.

How's the magical mystery tour going? I keep thinking of junking this place and trying one of my own...

Well, it's either that or grad school.
kmo
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:15 pm (UTC)
Magical Mystery Tour
It's going well, I think. It's definitely been and will continue to be a learning experience for us. We spend most of the daylight hours hiding from the fierce sun, but it feels great to be surrounded by such happy, smiling people. We were staying in a most luxurious resort hotel, but it was run by and for Swedes, who seem to scoul perpetually. Lara, who used to be married to a Finn, told me not to mistake their lack of smiles for a lack of satisfaction in their lives, but I was glad to get out of their midst, even though it meant a step down in the quality of our digs.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 7th, 2002 08:18 am (UTC)
The Oracle
In the top photo Logan looks well pleased to find The Oracle of C-Realm fame worshiped the world over!
kmo
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: The Oracle
I've got some new comics in the works featuring the Oracle. I need to find a scanner and a more reliable internet connection before they reach your eyeballs, though.
contemplating
Nov. 7th, 2002 08:26 am (UTC)
Wow! These are terrific!! Thanks for sharing your journey.

Man, I sure love the internet! :-)
sgnp
Nov. 7th, 2002 10:56 am (UTC)
Real Elephants AND Monkeys!

I gotta say right on!
venusflytrap
Nov. 7th, 2002 12:42 pm (UTC)
Elephant ride! and monkeys! ...and it brings back memories too. Elephant rides tend to be a very smelly experience. I hope it wasnt too unpleasant. I could have never gone that close to the monkeys. We used to have several in our backyard and they are absolute terrors. But it is so interesting to watch their behaviour from a distance...make that a long long distance for me. Good to see you guys having fun! Love to Lara and Logan.

and..19kps??
kmo
Nov. 7th, 2002 06:25 pm (UTC)
Monkey Terror
The big monkeys were terrors to the little ones. That was hard to watch.

The elephants didn't stink as far as I could tell, but my sense of smell isn't always in working order. The hardest part about the elephant ride was the intensity of the sun.
lyeta
Nov. 7th, 2002 02:27 pm (UTC)
incredible.
starlagoat
Nov. 7th, 2002 03:32 pm (UTC)
Magical Magical
I'm glad to see that you three are having a beautiful time. I have to say my favorite picture has to be Logan's cute hands holding the Goddess. Blessed be little travelers. :)
ricecricket
Nov. 7th, 2002 04:53 pm (UTC)
geez. what a lucky little guy.

i somehow missed among yr entries why it is that y're currently abroad?
kmo
Nov. 7th, 2002 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re:
In a nutshell: I don't want my son to grow up in the United States.

We seem to have created a child-hating culture in the US, and as a result, kids strive to transition into adulthood as early as possible, and the adult world seems eager to help them acheive this goal. Ten year old girls, just on their own, don't have the resources to dress like hookers. It takes a fashion industry, run by adults, to make the clothes, an entertainment industry, run by adults, to push hooker icons like Britney Spears at them, and it takes parents to cough up the dough to by those clothes. I look at teens and pre-teens in the US, and to me they seem utterly miserable, defensive, and surely. No surprise there. Since everyone is expected to spend most every waking hour at work to service their consumer debt, they come to resent children for the care they require and for the energy they take up that could otherwise be poured into the Career.

To folks in the US, this probably sounds like I'm complaining about something as natural and inevitable as the tides, but if one gets out of the insular world of the United States and experiences how people in other cultures regard their children and how those children respond to that level of devotion, it becomes obvious that the defensive and miserable condition of kids in the States results from choices we have made collectively (or choices that we have abdicated to others because we don't have the time or energy after work to give such matters a moment's thought).

Then there's my "conscious autonomy and personal responsibility" agenda that meshes rather poorly with the on-going War on Individual Liberty in the US, but that's a rant of a different color and one tha
ricecricket
Nov. 8th, 2002 09:06 am (UTC)
hehe.

looks like livejournal cut off yr full response.

i get what y're saying though. i'm still years away from the thought of having children, but i'm already anticipating the kinds of ideological problems you mention in rearing them here. but i figure the first order of affairs is take a step outside the country myself for a few years to get that sense of different perspective.

how long do you intend to stay in thailand & what led you there? (i understand the slow connection bit, so if it takes you awhile to get to this, no problem)
kmo
Nov. 11th, 2002 04:03 am (UTC)
Re:
Hi RC,

The was and still is to move to Costa Rica. Then, at nearly the last moment, my wife suggested that we spend a few months in Thailand first. I thought, "Why not?" And here we are. She's getting some dental work done here, which should take a month or so, and then we're moving on to Australia, where Logan has great-grandparents. We should make our way to Costa Rica in the spring of 2003.
kmo
Nov. 11th, 2002 04:05 am (UTC)
Words in your mind may not appear on screen
The PLAN was and still is...
kmo
Aug. 28th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
Three Years Later
We're back in the US, but now we live in Arkansas. The "child-hating" aspects of US culture seem less pronounced here than they did on the West Coast, particularly the marketing of the hooker asthetic to young girls. The war on personal autonomy continues, but I'm too busy trying to make money to give that part of my personal ideology much of my time or psychic energy these days. I have no idea where the future will take us. My primary concern now involves getting out of debt, getting some health and life insurance, and building up enough re-curring income so that I don't have to work the ridiculous hours that my current occupation demands.

Having lived in other countries, and having experience no other government that even matches, much less exceeds, the respect for individual autonomy accorded by FedGov, I have fewer illusions about finding freedom by moving to a freer place. As Harry Browne put it, better to learn to live free in an unfree world. Not that I'm doing so now.
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