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“Political Correctness” explained.

“Political Correctness” explained. By Andy Larson This is Priceless!  Note reference to the “Mainstream Media”…72 years ago. What is meant by the modern term referred to as “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”. The definition is found in four telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry…

What became of all those great bars in Asia

WHAT BECAME OF ALL THOSE GREAT BARS IN ASIA By Harold Stephens Whatever happened to all those old bars and saloons that flourished in Asia a couple of decades ago? We are reminded every time we see an old movie, or when we read accounts by writers who roamed Asia back then. Or it could…

News about Andy Larson

Editor’s note: Our writer friend Andy Larson has had a frightening experience in the North Pacific Ocean near the Bering Sea, which he had promised Wolfenden he would write about it in his next book. In the meantime he is resting up in a hammock in Ko Samui, that beautiful island on the east Coast…

A Wall or Not

A WALL OR NOT THE QUESTION SHAKING UP AMERICA By Harold Stephens “There’s something about a wall,” wrote Robert Frost in his poem The Mending Wall, and then he asked—“is a wall is to keep someone in or to keep something out.” That seems to be the question in America these days: should the government build…

A Castle in the Jungle

A CASTLE IN THE JUNGLE By Harold Stephens Editors note: The following story about Kelley’s Castle is taken from the chapter “The Search for Lost Cities” in Harold Stephens’ book “Return to Adventure Southeast Asia.” It is interesting to note that one of the location scenes for the recent movie “Anna and the King of…

Jim Thompson and other white shadows

JIM THOMPSON AND OTHER WHITE SHADOWS By Harold Stephens I was in Khao San Raod the other day—to find out what the fuss is about the place—and sat drinking a Fanta in a street side café. At the next table were two backpackers, and I couldn’t help overhearing their conversation. One backpacker mentioned he had…

An Inspirational Account Of Sailing The High Seas And Being At The Mercy Of Nature

AN INSPIRATIONAL ACCOUNT OF SAILING THE HIGH SEAS AND BEING AT THE MERCY OF NATURE By Tony Waltham Bangkok Post Staff I must say that I really enjoyed “re-reading” this latest edition about the travels of the schooner Third Sea and I found that the enhancements over “The Last Voyage” — which I had read…

The Language Gap

THE LANGUAGE GAP By Doug Ingold Doug Ingold is one of our authors with many fine books to his credit (see books). He is also the editor of Wolfenden Publishing, and being an editor he knows the subject of language. In this story he tells about the “language gap.” What a strange phenomenon language is,…

What Every Man Needs, A Good Jeep

WHAT EVERY MAN NEEDS, A GOOD JEEP by Harold Stephens I had always wanted a Jeep. I mean a real Jeep, one of those rugged military issues that were lightweight, powerful and could go anywhere. I fell in love with them when I was in the service, and once when I was stationed in China….

Scenes From Paris

SCENES FROM PARIS By Doug Ingold Doug Ingold is one of our authors with many fine books to his credit (see book). He is also the co-founder of Wolfenden Publishing, In this story he tells about his recent trip to Paris. In the Musee D’Orsay, home of the world’s greatest collection of impressionistic art, hundreds…

Chatuchak, Shopping At It’s Best

CHATUCHAK, SHOPPING AT IT’S BEST by Harold Stephens One of the first questions I am asked by visitors coming to Bangkok is, “Where is the best place to shop?” My impulse is to tell them that all of Bangkok is a grand shopping arena. It’s true. By their very nature the Thais are shopkeepers and…

Misunderstood–Capt. Bligh of the Bounty

MISUNDERSTOOD––CAPT. BLIGH OF THE BOUNTY By Harold Stephens The mutiny that occurred aboard HMS Bounty in 1789 is the most infamous and the most talked about mutiny in all history. The court-martial that took place in England after the mutiny tried in vain to exonerate Captain William Bligh of any wrong-doing but in effect it…