ALUMNUS BLOG: Thailand Revisited - Introduction
March 9, 20102008 Catawba alumnus Jonathan Rhodes is making a 10-day trip to Thailand this month with a high school friend, and 2007 alumnus Joe Brooks. For Rhodes, this is a repeat trip to a country he has grown to love. He'll be sharing his adventures through blog posts here and through his blog at www.dayinmotion.blogspot.com. Rhodes' introductory post about the trip that will begin March 11 follows: ;
Introduction: Thailand Revisited by Jon Rhodes '08
We are only visitors on this floating island amongst the stars. This mortality, it seems, has always driven people of different eras and places to travel. The earliest people sought food for survival, others looked for the infamous fountain; still others ventured out to guide lost souls or find themselves. I am no different. I have realized my mortality. My moment upon this earth is indeed brief, and so I take my leave yet again. I do not seek survival. I do not quest for the fountain. I do not claim to save souls or even search to find myself. Instead I hope to strengthen old friendships and create new memories with my two companions: One, a fellow Catawba Alum Joe Brooks and the other, an old high school buddy, Ben McCreary. My next stop: the mysterious and beautiful Thailand. Read more...