Posts Archive

All the posts from the blog, listed in chronological order.

2021

22 Aug – Grass grain growing hectically: a new video

20 Aug – Duck noodles, spicy Korean ramen, and YouTube

25 Jun – Durian delivery

20 Jun – Rumors of a lion

15 Jun – Uncommonly pleased

11 May – Watermelon dried fish sundae review

09 May – Last thing I needed first thing this morning

06 May – Last thing I needed first thing this morning

03 May – On the evolution of a [birdie] style

13 Mar – Dazed and confused

09 Mar – Durian Granola

18 Jan – The books I finished reading in 2020

2020

30 Dec – Reached today's goal

27 Oct – rturf 11: tidying data, ClipVol, and automatic reports

16 Oct – It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise

15 Oct – The Gateway Chip

07 Oct – rturf 10: summarising by group, and chart facets

03 Oct – My current training diet

29 Sep – Wet rocks are slippery rocks

26 Sep – A big morning at the bird club

20 Sep – Promising results after one week

17 Sep – rturf 9: libraries, plotting data, and decreasing green speed

15 Sep – Rethinking my training plan

14 Sep – rturf 8: the merge function to combine green speed and clipping volume

13 Sep – rturf 7: how I setup panes and theme in RStudio

07 Sep – Race report: slipping and sliding in Krabi

01 Sep – Blindsided!

31 Aug – rturf 6: RStudio projects or setwd

30 Aug – rturf 5: writing a function, and using ifelse

29 Aug – Tokay gecko makes an appearance

26 Aug – This all started with a mosquito

23 Aug – rturf 4: reading a file, making a calculation, and common summary plots

16 Aug – rturf 3: reading a file into R

12 Aug – What I did to learn R

02 Aug – A flavor retrospective

28 Jul – Getting started with #rturf

21 Jul – What's going on here?

13 Jul – The Narrow Road to the Slightly North

05 Jul – Weekends and bar-b-q

25 Apr – Mango season

16 Apr – I wasn't expecting that

01 Apr – So many developments

17 Feb – Kind of a weird deal

20 Jan – They're really good!

18 Jan – The golf section of the Business Mirror

02 Jan – The books I finished reading last year

2019

30 Oct – In which my trophy collection increases

12 Oct – A map, an intriguing new flavor, and a boat ride

27 Aug – A tale of two cities told in three tastes

02 Jul – And I wasn't disappointed

06 May – A lot of people are saying …

12 Mar – Just when I thought it couldn't get any better

2018

06 Nov – I was a guest on The Talking Greenkeeper podcast

10 Oct – On collaboration, part 2

21 Sep – For my Canadian friends

17 Sep – On collaboration

10 May – On my desk

2017

17 Nov – Hotels with a view don't come much better than this

15 Nov – Nine years, one month, and 760 flights

24 Oct – On the cover of Bizgolf's September issue

08 Sep – Of geography and food

16 Jun – An impressive cap display

06 Jun – A revelation

26 Mar – A big city, and a small one

11 Feb – All kinds of new things

2016

31 Dec – It's been some year

29 Dec – Botany, maps, and potato chips

10 Dec – Traditional pre-race meals and the beauty function on my new phone's camera

09 Nov – Iconic views

08 Nov – Losing track of iconic dishes

19 Oct – Stakes and grass and other matters

14 Sep – Two greens in Japan

03 Sep – Birdies, pars, television, and potato chips

25 Jun – Article about the MLSN guidelines, now available as a preprint

02 May – Starts with a goose

01 Apr – Multicontinental birdies

26 Mar – A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping

19 Mar – Mostly sporting

06 Mar – New developments

06 Feb – Two years ago, this happened

02 Feb – Finish times at the Orcas Island 25k

26 Jan – Books, botanizing, birdies, and borders

2015

30 Apr – It's been a lot of great trips

31 Mar – March Golf Report

27 Feb – A February Miscellany

20 Jan – Unsolicited advice: part 4

14 Jan – Sabbatical Snow Summary

2014

28 Dec – December Golf Report: part 2

12 Dec – December Golf Report: part 1

11 Nov – Perambulatory couture

16 Oct – Continuing research: the imbibing idiot bias

14 Oct – Another unsolicited recommendation

26 Sep – September Golf Report

16 Sep – For those who refuse wasabi out of a tube

10 Aug – Traffic in Bangkok

04 Aug – Unsolicited advice: part 2

03 Aug – I love the Mediterranean in spring

26 Jul – Unsolicited advice

25 Jul – Three things I've been meaning to share

08 May – Consular matters

2013

11 Aug – An Early August Miscellany: dancing shrimp, seminars, races, and cross training

30 Jul – July Golf Report

16 Jul – In which everything was concluded to the satisfaction of everybody

10 Jul – Two interviews about grass

06 Jul – Botanizing my way through Japan

01 Jul – In lieu of a monthly golf report

23 Jun – Too Full of Adventure to be Briefly Described: 2

08 Jun – An extraordinary goya chanpuru

03 Jun – Of Kujira and Other Research

02 May – Extraordinary In-room Accessories

26 Apr – Of Air Travel, Avalanche Warnings, and Octopus Salad

2012

31 Dec – December Golf Report

30 Nov – November Golf Report

08 Oct – This Month in Air Travel: 7

30 Sep – September Golf Report

23 Aug – Of Sunsets, Beaches, and Botanical Walks

13 Aug – Hard at Work in the Yaeyama Islands

19 Jul – Magazines and Maps

08 Jul – Salubrious Thailand

03 Jul – Feature Article in GCM Magazine

01 Jul – June Golf Report

04 Jun – May Golf Report

08 May – This Month in Air Travel: 6

05 May – April Golf Report

15 Apr – Botanizing (and so much more) at Hawaii

29 Mar – March Golf Report

23 Mar – This Month in Air Travel: 5

08 Mar – Of Potato Chips and My Vicinal Diet

27 Feb – February Golf Report

12 Feb – This Month in Air Travel: 4

30 Jan – January Golf Report

2011

29 Dec – December Golf Report

27 Dec – The 2011 Sam Khok Awards

20 Dec – This Month in Air Travel: 3

03 Dec – November Golf Report

20 Nov – Dancing and Eating My Way Across India

12 Nov – Apyrexial in India

06 Nov – This Month in Air Travel: 2

31 Oct – October Golf Report

18 Oct – Reading List

30 Sep – This Month in Air Travel: 1

29 Sep – September Golf Report

03 Sep – Rakish Outtakes from Wuhan

02 Sep – A Rakish Tour of Wuhan

27 Aug – August Golf Report

19 Aug – Insights Into Golf, Life, and Turfgrass

07 Aug – Last Week, the Outtakes

31 Jul – July Golf Report

28 Jul – July Miscellany

18 Jul – Please, sir, I want some more

09 Jul – Reading and Writing

29 Jun – June Golf Report

22 Jun – It was a dark and stormy night

16 Jun – Cold, Cricket, and a Cathedral

06 Jun – Involving Another Journey

31 May – May Golf Report

19 May – On Sabbatical

30 Apr – April Golf Report

22 Apr – The long-awaited Park Grass article

12 Apr – Eastern Daylight Time

31 Mar – March Golf Report

27 Mar – Photos from an Epic Week at Canada

19 Mar – Melt My Pinky World

10 Mar – In which I encounter an old Acquaintance

01 Mar – February Golf Report

26 Feb – Too full of Adventure to be briefly described

06 Feb – Advice on Running

05 Feb – My Contribution to Global Warming

30 Jan – January Golf Report

25 Jan – A Rakish Guide to Central Hokkaido

22 Jan – On the Cover of Greenkeeper International

18 Jan – Last Week in 70 Epic Seconds

13 Jan – Seminar in a Tall Building

2010

30 Dec – December Golf Report

29 Dec – Words to Live By

26 Dec – The Inaugural Sam Khok Awards

24 Dec – An Inimitable Blaze of Dissipation

11 Dec – Songwriting and an Icon of Philippine Culture

10 Dec – Last Week, or 枕木

04 Dec – November Golf Report

29 Nov – Living on the road my friend

20 Nov – The Elephant Whisperer

18 Nov – The Manny Pacquiao of Golf: Part 2

16 Nov – The Manny Pacquiao of Golf: Part 1

03 Nov – October Golf Report

31 Oct – Dostoevsky & Carver

27 Oct – What is Quadracious?

17 Oct – An Update From the Northern Japan Alps

06 Oct – For a limited time only?

28 Sep – September Golf Report

22 Sep – On Restraint

20 Sep – On Progress

12 Sep – Grass & Cooking in Italy

07 Sep – Some Early Out-takes From Sicily

31 Aug – August Golf Report

22 Aug – Current Trends in Photography and Food

21 Aug – Frogs at the Market

19 Aug – Of Duck Livers, Shark Fins, Goats, Bird Nests, and Ya Dong

10 Aug – July Golf Report

24 Jul – Ponies, Rabbits, Cows, Birdies, and the Olympic Games

12 Jul – A Week of Quadracious Training

09 Jul – Wild Horses, Camels, and Birdies in the Desert

04 Jul – Fourth of July Weekend

03 Jul – June Golf Report

30 Jun – Tsuyu (rainy season) Tour of Japan

13 Jun – Climbing the Santa Ynez

11 Jun – On Farmer's Markets, Free Samples, and Almonds

05 Jun – Kebun Raya

01 Jun – May Golf Report

31 May – A Quadracious Sports Drink, or,

29 May – Tigers, Pythons, and the Chittagong Club

15 May – Step-by-Step to a Genuine Stunning Dish

13 May – Eating Well at Thailand

04 May – April Golf Report

22 Apr – Royce' Banana Chocolate

21 Apr – An Unprecedented Locomotory Feat

20 Apr – An Immense Arrear of Demands on My Attention

01 Apr – March Golf Report

31 Mar – March Spearfishing Report

29 Mar – A Long Shortcut to Suan Luang Rama IX Park

21 Mar – Quadracious Powder and More

15 Mar – A Busy Train Station

02 Mar – February Golf Report

28 Feb – Makha Bucha Day & Another Medal

20 Feb – Luang Prabang is . . .

12 Feb – Harmony & Amanda at Thailand: the outtakes, part 2

08 Feb – Harmony & Amanda at Thailand: the outtakes, part 1

04 Feb – January Golf Report

01 Feb – Harmony & Amanda at Thailand: the official photos

21 Jan – Four Views of Yuzawa

20 Jan – Winter Turfgrass Seminars at Japan: the outtakes

16 Jan – Minke Whale Curry

10 Jan – Another Race, Another Medal

09 Jan – Websites, Seminars, and Writing

02 Jan – 10K Medalist!

2009

31 Dec – December Golf Report

25 Dec – Hua Hin Reconnaissance Mission

19 Dec – A Feathered Phenomenon

10 Dec – Who is Mirah Woods?

30 Nov – Golf Course Visits and Tournament Sponsorship in Philippines

30 Nov – November Golf Report

28 Nov – A Memorable Thanksgiving Dinner in the Philippines

16 Nov – Golf Digest Interview at Singapore

11 Nov – October Golf Report

10 Nov – Hamburger Spaghetti, Oysters, and a Wedding

16 Oct – The Durio: an interesting cookie concept

11 Oct – An Unexpected Juxtaposition

10 Oct – A Special Oktoberfest at Bangkok

04 Oct – A Genuine Stunner, or, Termites In My Kitchen

30 Sep – September Golf Report

17 Sep – What To Do In The Rainy Season?

16 Sep – August Golf Report

08 Sep – A Rakish Tour of Oregon

26 Aug – Asian Turfgrass Center's New Magazine Advertisement

25 Aug – Introducing the Tautologously Edacious Diet

17 Aug – Fusion Cuisine and the Sam Khok Diet

16 Aug – Seafood at Siracha

14 Aug – The Best Postcard Ever

02 Aug – July Golf Report

30 Jul – Boarding Passes & Cleaning Offices

23 Jul – Durian & Great Expectations

22 Jul – Rambutan: The Hedgehog of Fruits

16 Jul – A Grandiose But Not Necessarily Misplaced Confidence

10 Jul – A Hortulan Note

03 Jul – General (and Technical) Presentation Tips

01 Jul – June Golf Report

20 Jun – What Makes Us Happy?

17 Jun – Take Your Golf Clubs to a Salubrious Place

14 Jun – The Slimming Effect of Vertical Stripes?

10 Jun – Camels & Skiing at Dubai

08 Jun – Exercise and the Sam Khok Diet

03 Jun – Can I Eat Rice Krispies Treats on the Sam Khok Diet?

02 Jun – Can I Eat Eggs on the Sam Khok Diet?

31 May – May Golf Report

30 May – Marukatayawan Palace

17 May – Speak No Evil

12 May – Sam Khok Diet: Before & After

10 May – Amphawa Floating Market

05 May – A Prawn Party

30 Apr – Another SHOCK

26 Apr – Two Snacks: One Dolorous, One Resplendent

25 Apr – The Mango Tango Ice Cream Bar

24 Apr – Mother's Day Gifts

23 Apr – Great Advances in Men's Grooming Products: II

05 Apr – Dissipated in Dallas: or, Guy’s 28th birthday

04 Apr – Pre-Masters Workout

02 Apr – Hawaii – Underrated

29 Mar – Window Seat View

28 Mar – Great Advances in Men's Grooming Products: I

24 Mar – Spring Skiing at Nagano – 春分の日

18 Mar – Oliver and Pip

17 Mar – SE Asia Seminar Week

03 Mar – New Writing Project for ゴルフ場セミナー

28 Feb – The REAL Sam Khok Diet

23 Feb – Beautiful Grass

21 Feb – Rice Farm Special

24 Jan – The Sam Khok Diet

18 Jan – Five Great Things About Hokkaido

15 Jan – From Sapporo to Niseko

06 Jan – ELE-POO Fertilizer

05 Jan – My Gecko Oliver

04 Jan – Roadside Food Vendors – Weekend Special

2008

29 Dec – Monthly Turfgrass Photos 2008 – Done!

29 Dec – Christmas in Thailand

26 Dec – Sustainable Turfgrass Management Seminars

27 Nov – Thanksgiving in Thailand

15 Oct – Jumbo Pokemon to Fukuoka

14 Sep – Sariwang Kambingan, or Yagi Sashimi

05 Sep – Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

27 Aug – Make it Suntory Time

18 Aug – A poignant shopping experience

09 Aug – Airport safety

29 Jul – Sunrise, between Taiwan and Okinawa