The cost of Internet access is ruinous here on Koh Tao, where I’m learning to dive, so my updates are longhand for now until I transcribe them in Bangkok next week. Be patient. Much wittering about underwater splendors to come.

In the meantime, here’s my favorite email sign-off of the week. It’s from Michael, who mocked me at Vindigo, and (blessedly) mocks me still. But only when I need it.

Keep broadcasting positive inter-continental Buddhist vibes of peace and serenity via your mantra-based psychic version of Radio Free Dervala.
-m.