In a long and event-filled
career spanning electric blues to the psychedelic era,
Matthew Kelly has played with some music’s legendary figures, including B.B. King, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, 

Albert Collins, Bobby Bland, Luther Tucker and Mel Brown and more. But his biggest claim to fame was performing with the Grateful Dead, one of the most respected rock bands of all time. Now happily settled in Pattaya, Matthew can still be persuaded to turn out for the occasional gig, as he did recently at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club

The value of an education: A transformational story

Inspiring people often come from humble beginnings. Prior to meeting Sovoeung Chann, he said, “I am a small guy. You’ll notice me easily as my right leg has polio.” True to his description, his frame…

The Doors of Perception: 2022

George Orwell said, “To see what is in front of one’s door needs a constant struggle.” Business leaders must continually look beyond the door. What do they see now?

Healthcare in Thailand – Where’s the potential?

Predictions are hard, especially about the future. One year ago, nobody would have believed it would be facemasks that would get us through the current pandemic. But we still need vaccines and technology…

Where Will the Investments be in 2021?

The poet Robert Graves wrote of life in the trenches during WW1, “noise never stopped for one moment – ever.” This year feels a bit like that. It’s the screaming that comes across the sky in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. Vulnerabilities have been exposed by trade tensions, a highly charged political climate, and now a global pandemic. Though our circumstance falls short of war, 2020 is a cacoph- ony of dire news headlines, Zoom meetings, and we can’t get on an airplane to escape ourselves.

Post COVID-19: What Should We Expect

COVID-19 has disrupted everything with whiplash effect.  The science is unsettled, there’s no single approach by governments, and news coverage is schizophrenic. Let’s examine what is expected for society, community, family and personally.

Artificial Intelligence: How realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stakes a claim on productivity, corporate dominance, and economic prosperity with Shakespearean drama. AI will change the way you work and spend your leisure time and puts…

Post COVID-19: What should we expect?

COVID-19 has disrupted everything with whiplash effect. The science is unsettled, there’s no single approach by governments, and news coverage is schizophrenic. Let’s examine what is expected for society,…

How the last three months changed your next ten years

We cannot understate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, but its moment in time will eventually pass. Take comfort that life will not return to normal.

Transferring from local to international school: A Thailand case study

Natchariya “Mai” was seven years old at the time she transferred from a Thai school to an international school in Bangkok. She entered Grade 2 at the end of the Thai school year, mid-way through the international…