Kenny Rogers and His Chicken Abomination

It’s mid-afternoon and I’m searching for a Starbucks to get my daily caffeine fix.  I’ve just passed a McDonalds and as I turn the corner I see a sign for the “World’s greatest chicken” next to a sign for Starbucks.  Sometimes known as a Gambler, Kenny proclaims to be a “Kentucky Man” on his Christmas album ‘Christmas in America.’  Certainly a Kentucky Man knows how to cook chicken – especially when they co-found a company with the former CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Continue reading

Cameron Highlands – A Study in Contrast

Visiting the cool mountain air of the Cameron Highlands immediately after the hot sandy beaches of the Perhentian Islands has been a wonderful exercise in contrast.  On the islands the average high and low temperatures were 93 and 72; in the mountains the high was 72 and the low was 70.  On the islands you could stare across blue waters as far as your eyes could see; in the mountains you could stare at tea plantations and strawberry farms until your neck hurt.  The list goes on and on: fresh fruits and food, internet connections, and coffee.

Continue reading