The Pastor’s Christmas Shoes | A Short Story

Author Note: The crux of this short story came up in a conversation with a fellow Foreign Service Officer in Bangkok during the ‘70s. It is hoped that its theme captures the Christmas spirit. Bangkok, Thailand | December 1978 After three months of detailed work on an Abu Dhabi bridge design in the United Arab…

A Not So Merry Christmas | Bangkok, Thailand

Arrival: December 24, 1977 The Boeing 727 Nepal Airlines flight from Kathmandu had played like an accordion through the frigid Himalayas before the heavy aircraft plopped on the runway at Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport. The stewardess opened the hatch. It was late morning in Bangkok, but the heat didn’t care, nor had it paid attention…