This is an excellent source for teachers to expose their students to what life might be like if they lived in a village in a country such as Thailand.
The author spent his childhood on a cattle, wheat and alfalfa ranch in Washington State. After graduation from college, he traveled extensively during more than 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Army. His duty posts included Germany, Panama, Korea and Vietnam. Upon retirement he has worked at various endeavors and currently travels with his backpack approximately three months each year, primarily to Southeast Asia countries. He has been married more than 50 years to his high school sweetheart and has four children and seven grandchildren and step grandchildren.