Ti Ti

During winter break from teaching in 2013, I went to Myanmar/Burma with the hope of connecting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, often called the Lady. I had wanted to interview her for years. Even though I didn’t realize my long-held dream, the four weeks in Myanmar was the best trip overseas in my entire life.

While touring Inle Lake, Moh Moh, my tour guide, had to pick up some material at her home about where I would be going after leaving that part of Myanmar. Interestingly, Ti Ti, her nine-year-old daughter, was on vacation from school. When I walked into their living room, I has greeted with this question, “Hi. My name is Ti Ti. Do you want to play some games?”

We are playing Scrabble.

I said that I went to Myanmar to see the Lady, but I discovered a young lady. When I left her home, I also found my granddaughter. That was in 2013. Since then, we have emailed each other many times. During that time, I again attempted to contact Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite not being able to communicate with her, I still returned to Myanmar to spend a week with Ti Ti and her family.

Ti Ti

In the four years between my visits, Ti Ti changed a great deal. She has a long list of things on her résumé. Beyond being brilliant, she is a magician, poet, a caring person, protective of her younger sisters, and always wants to help anyone. In addition, she is an extremely well-informed tour guide.

Therefore, I asked Ti Ti to help my readers to better understand the many tourist sites in Myanmar. This section of my webpage is devoted to informing you about Ti Ti’s country.

Legends Often Morph into Facts What I Discovered When I Wasn’t Looking
Legends Often Morph into Facts Träumerei Then and Now
Bo Bo Gyi Bo Bo Gyi And His Advice to His Granddaughter
Snow and Fatty Snow and Fatty Are Following in Ti Ti’s Footsteps
Donald the Dumb Believes Donald the Dumb Believes Some Really Dumb Things
First, There was Jacques Cousteau First, There was Jacques Cousteau Now, There is Ti Ti
What’s It All About... What’s It All About... The Paradox of Life
Legends Often Morph into Facts Unexpected Events Can Create Opportunities for Greatness
Legends Often Morph into Facts PaPa Al’s Reply To Ti Ti’s Posting, I Love Education
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night A Lesson Taught by Dylan Thomas
Breath of Fresh Air Breath of Fresh Air From My Web Administrator
Me and My Echocardiogram Me and My Echocardiogram Beyond a Diagnosis
Ti Ti, the Artist Ti Ti, the Artist The Georgia O’Keeffe of Myanmar
My Second Shot My Second Shot Or the First Insurrection
My World of Xanadu My World of Xanadu Another Personal Parallel Essay
Tyson’s Two Thoughts Ti Ti’s Surprising Email To Her Grandfather
Tyson’s Two Thoughts Tyson’s Two Thoughts Regarding AI and a Ticking Clock
The Importance of Happenstance The Importance of Happenstance For Heavenly Clauses
Jumping Hoops for a Prescription Jumping Hoops for a Prescription Raises Ethical Issues at Various Levels
Ginger's Gifts Ginger’s Gifts From Michelle
Holding Hands with Neal Katyal Holding Hands with Neal Katyal What My Teacher Taught Me
Haunting Photos Haunting Photos Then and Now
            What I Learned In My Twilight Years Giotto Revisited
            Pictures of One of My Cossettes A Ngal Lay
What is My Reason for Being What is My Reason for Being My Four Cosettes
Oppie and Me Oppie and Me The Similarities are Striking
The Young and Fearless at Heart “The Young and Fearless at Heart” The Hope for the World
College Days Part II College Days Part II Onsite...Finally
Gosh Josh Gosh Josh You Are So into Your Masculinity
Heart of Royalty Heart of Royalty An Either or Choice
Legends Often Morph into Facts Helping Marjorie Taylor Greene Slay Her Dragons
A Golden Opportunity A Golden Opportunity Explaining Ti Ti to her Class
Picking Mentors Picking Mentors Choose Wisely
NASA Discovered Six Massive Galaxies NASA Discovered Six Massive Galaxies So What?
Music Explains Me Music Explains Me Music Drives Me
Happy Birthday Moh Moh Happy Birthday Moh Moh And Many More
Jabbering Parrots Jabbering Parrots What We Can Learn from Churchill and Buffett
Learning from Two Astrophysicists Learning from Two Astrophysicists About this World
Fatty and Bo Bo Gyi Fatty and Bo Bo Gyi Addressing Our Nation’s Problems
The Evolution of Aldie The Evolution of Aldie According to a 21st Century Darwinian Theory
What’s It All About Alfie? What’s It All About Alfie? From an Eighty-Year Old Alfie
My Quest for Eldorado My Quest for Eldorado In Three Parts
Than Than Myanmar’s van Gogh
Grasping Reality Grasping Reality I Can’t Explain It
What Drove My Father and Drives Me? What Drove My Father and Drives Me? Pain
I Wish that I Had Asked My Father I Wish that I Had Asked My Father About WWII
Repeating the Past Repeating the Past It’s Just Fake News
I Could Hear the Silence I Could Hear the Silence While I Raged
Problems are Assets Problems are Assets Seize the Problems
My Twilight Hauntings... My Twilight Hauntings... About Immortality
Knives My Quest to Understand Why? Why Everything
Growing Up Without Transparency Growing Up Without Transparency And Finally Discovering It
Facing Storms of Life Facing Storms of Life Another Either/Or Situation
Seeing Things More Clearly On My Yellow Brick Road
A King Cobra Pitted Against a Python A Teaching Moment
Hoosier’s Neighbor? The Ultimate Question
An Important Teaching Moment Joe and I Are Twins
“The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men… Often Go Awry.”
Happy Birthday Snow You Are 13
Another Mantra of Mine Be a Storyteller
Bridge On/Over the River Kwai Then and Now
Trouble in River City Come Hell or High Water
Lionel, Amazon’s Guardian Angel Fended Off UPS
“The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men….” Reset and Carry On
The Battle of the Alamo… Past, Present, and Future
I Love Teaching… Here in Myanmar or Anywhere
Ti Ti, the Driven An Exceptional Young Lady
My Commencement Address... To the World
Grasping Reality While My Clock Is Ticking
Diversity Visas What’s That All About, Alfie?
Acclimating to the New World In Mt. Lebanon, Taunggyi, and Crown Point
I’m An American Oligarch…. Of Sorts
Building Castles in the Sky Pushing the Limits of Possibility
I Have Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Seeing the Future At Least Three Times
My Family in Myanmar: A Sequel to What’s It All About
Children and War Ukraine and Myanmar
Ti Ti, the Teacher Of Her Classmates and Me
What We Can Learn from Yapping Dogs And Yapping Leaders
My Great-Granddaughter A Younger Version of My Granddaughters
History Is Repetitious Then and Now
My Personality Quirks… I Have Several
The Tale of My Foot Years Ago and Today
More Parallels Between Myanmar and America Aung San and Bobby Kennedy
Parallels Between Myanmar and America Even Though They Are On the Other Side of the World
My Dream of Diversity In the Footsteps of Bobby
When I Become a Billionaire… A Jaguar SUV Will Be in My Garage
Two Countries Living in One World
My Dreamland During My Operation
Coming to America A Dream of Many
A Reason for Being… The Most Important Reason for My Being
Christmas: Past, Present, and Future
Moh Moh’s Roles in Our Family: My Daughter and My Mother
I Love My Family With Some Caveats
“The Moving Finger Writes” Another Teaching Moment
I Never Miss a Teaching Moment But Who Benefits
My Extended Family You Can See Her Painting.
I’m the Reincarnation of Bo Bo Gyi According to Fatty
From a Ripple to a Raging Current Based Upon Reciprocity
A New World Order The World from Campbell’s Perspective
A New Ripple And a Purposeful Life
Paying Homage… To Me
The Duality of Changing Times Change, and We Change
Miss Independent Bo Bo Gyi’s Granddaughter
Ti Ti and Education Why Is Education Critical?
What’s All This About Women? The Times They Are A-Changin’ Ever So Slowly
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary…. “Ride, Boldly Ride”
Parallels with Ti Ti A Part of Which Are Genetic
A Ngal Lay Sent Me Pictures and a Video About Our Time Together
My Great-Granddaughter… A Ngal Lay
When I Become President of the World… Things Are Going to Change
“I’m Doing the Dance” The Title of Ti Ti’s Poem
Snow’s Poem About Her New Normal
Realizing the New Normal What’s All About, Alfie?
What Can We Learn from Art? The Answer Is….
Gandhi’s Tribute to Moh Moh For Her Indomitable Will
It Is Time To Write Poetry Another Teaching Event
What To Do When Your World Is Out of Control What I Learned from My Family
A Follow-Up to Snow’s Email Another Teaching Moment
We Are Cave Men But What Is Our Purpose in Life?
How To Achieve Being Venerated, Wise, and Great In Two Steps
A Ngal Lay My Great-Granddaughter
Poets Both Past and Present Amanda Gorman and Sarah Kay
Write On Advice from PaPa Al, aka Grandpa
Scarface PaPa Al Isn’t My Nickname
One More Comment For Ti Ti As She Journeys Down Her Yellow Brick Road
The Little One, A Part of My Family
Set Set Yo And a Little Child
Ti Ti is Sweet Seventeen Happy Birthday
Reincarnation of Ra-Ra… Reincarnation of Ra-Ra…
Learn and Become a Storyteller All You Need To Do Is To Travel
The History of Myanmar… Is Being Written Now
The Haunting Question Which Sir Launfal Are You?
A Funny Thing Happened While on Zoom My Fourth La Danse Macabre
Learning from Collecting Written by a Collector of Treasures
My Quest to Find Meaning Life My Search for My Holy Grail
I Live in Two WorldsI Have Benefited from One World
What’s It All About Aldie My Haunting Question
A Tale of Two Countries And a Present-Day Theme and Variation of Life
What Makes Me Tick and Teach? No Pain, No Gain
Learning Is Three-Dimensional… But It Is Discovered On the Road
Finding ImmortalityGilgamesh and Ti Ti
Purposeful LivesOn Steroids
Seeing Ourselves as Others See UsIn This Case, Ti Ti Seeing Herself
A Teaching MomentWith Ti Ti
Today is Thanksgiving Day… Near Inle Lake
Kayla, Bananas Flambé and Party Time for Ginger A Happy Day for Ginger
When Opportunity KnocksCarpe Diem
Blue House Remodeled…With Drive and Determination
Bobby Burns’ Message…For Ti Ti
Problems Are Catalysts for ChangeBut It Is Up to You
The Giving and GettingBoth Parties Benefit
Ti Ti Teaches a Myanmar MythTo Her Sister
Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Ti Ti Is Starting College Today!
Amazing Grace Or More of the Same Insanity
My Two Worlds…Affect My Life
This is Success in the MakingYou Heard It First from PaPa Al
This Is an AddendumTi Ti, the Bridge Builder
From Then to NowWhat a Difference Seven Years Has Made
Masks Matter…To Some
Two PoemsBy Two Ladies
A Present Day Parable for AmericaIt Is All About Sharing
I Live in Two Worlds:One in the States and One in Myanmar
Coming Home to RoostKierkegaard, Mt. Lebanon, Dancing, and My Family
There Is More to Dreaming…Than Just Dreaming
Focusing My Stream of ConsciousnessBy Watching a Movie
A Teaching MomentWhile Walking Ginger
Ti TiMy Granddaughter and Poet Laurate
"Give Me a Place to Stand...And I Will Move the World.”
A Tribute to Ti Ti The Young Lady
I Dream Things That Never Were…And Say Way Not”
“We See No White-Winged Angels Now…”But We See Little Children
The Long-Neck WomenA Tradition in Myanmar
Ti Ti’s Spin on My WeltanschauungAnd Mine on Hers
Living in the New NormalOur New World Order
The Use of DrugsDonnie, Aldie, and Dr. Goodspeed
It Is All About FamilyAnd Who Makes Up Our Family
Our Reason for BeingDiscover It
The Elephant RideOver the Alps of Myanmar
Ballooning Over BaganWith My Family
Ti Ti…The Amazing Young Lady
Taung Kwe PagodaAn Out of the World Location
Why I Love Inle LakeTwo Reasons
We Face Two PandemicsBoth Need Immediate Attention
How Playing Scrabble Changed My LifeWho Would Have Thought?
Mr. ChipsAn Updated Version
The Teak BridgePart 2 of a 4 Parts Series
Reflections on My LifeIn My Twilight Years
My Swan SongAnd My Family’s Swan Song
I Found Another Incarnation of Bo Bo GyiWhile on Inle Lake
I Found Another Incarnation of Bo Bo GyiWhile on Inle Lake
Music as a Unifying Force Also for Oneself
My Family Escaped From the Jurassic Park in Myanmar
Family Who Is Your Family?
Wanderlust Travel with No Regret
The Moving Finger Writes And the Writings Haunt Me
Ti Ti and Oscar Wilde’s Advice No Excuses and No Regrets
My Granddaughter… Knows How to Play Her Cards
Ti Ti… A Remarkable Young Lady
Dreaming…. About My Moment in Time
One Moment in Time Carpe Diem
Warren Buffett Don’t Sleep Walk Through Life
Light at the End of the Tunnel However, the Tunnel is an Illusion
What’s Donald the Dumb Doing During the Shutdown? Watching Westerns on TV
Pa Pa Al’s Grandfatherly Advice To Ti Ti Who Doesn’t Need It.
Thanksgiving Celebration… In Nyaung Shwe
Christmas Gifts for Owen From People Around the World
Christmas Gifts for Jack From People Around the World
"Look at Me I Am Old but I’m Happy"
Dreaming The Drug for Realizing Your Hopes
Serendipitous Moments in My Life And They Are Haunting Me
A Journey of a Thousand Miles… Started in a Living Rooms
Sexism in Society Especially in Washington
Hand of a Little Child… Ti Ti
titi-selfie thumbnail Ti Ti and Her Selfie That’s My Granddaughter…
marner-me thumbnail Marner and Eppie Me and the Girls
ti-ti-tour thumbnail Ti Ti The Tour Guide