Thailand Footprint: The People, Things, Literature, and Music of Thailand and the Region



For the same reasons my dog scratches his ear with his hind leg, I’ll be taking a break here at Thailand Footprint. Because I have a bit of an itch to do so and because I can. It also follows a good prescription by Henry Miller, which you will find at the end of this post.

We’ll be headed back to the USA in about a week for a four month trip so it seems an appropriate time to focus on a couple of other priorities. A full schedule of posts should resume in the Fall. In the interim I will continue to post the Henry Miller quotes once a month, the occasional book review and travel post as long as I can figure out a Thai-centric angle. A few choice reblogs may go out as well.



I am also pleased at this time to announce a three book deal with Spanking Pulp Press. The deal is, they’ll publish my first book in the Fall of 2014 if I agree not to write three more. It seems more than fair.

Here is a sneak peak of a small portion of the cover art for the book cover, done by Colin Cotterill. There is a lot more of the Cotterill brilliance where this came from:



The book will be a collection of essays and interviews, many of which have been previously posted here and at Chiang Mai City News. In addition there will be new material including a proper history of the Check Inn 99 Cabaret Bar owned and operated by Chris Catto-Smith and his wife, Mook. For those who have never been, do yourself a favor and check it out. It is located between Soi 5 and Soi 7 on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Smack dab in the middle of the Zone.  Spanking Pulp Press and I wish to do a good job representing Thailand and Check Inn 99 so the time away from the blog should be a boon for that purpose.

Thanks again to all the regular and irregular readers.

As the former Governor of the great state of California once said, “I’ll be back.” I hope you’ll return in the Fall and for the monthly Henry Miller quotes. A bonus quote from Mr. Miller, here:

“To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself.” 

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. For dramatic exit effect, click the link below to get a nice short video about the Spanking Pulp Press logo:

Spanking Pulp Press Logo

12 Responses to “Taking a Break …”

  1. angelasavage

    Enjoy your time in the USA, Kevin, and congratulations on the book deal. I look forward to reading more of you in print as well as online.

  2. Kevin Cummings

    Thanks, Melissa. Look for at least one picture of you by Eric Nelson to make the cut. Maybe some Monk spectators too :o)

  3. mrmister1964

    I have the pleasure of having this book. given as gift by our common friend Chris Catto-Smith.

  4. mrmister1964

    Reblogged this on Kai's stories. and commented:
    I have the pleasure of having this book. given as gift by our common friend Chris Catto-Smith.


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