During my six month bender in Dubai, I was so completely off the grid that a journalist friend from my time in Kathmandu thought I had died. He wrote the following piece about me:
I feel I have led a life of drunkenness and self-indulgence, but that article makes me feel quite proud.
There can't be many people who have had the pleasure of reading their own obituaries. If I had any personal wealth, this could have been a handy tax dodge. But as a young man I vowed never to make any serious contribution to society, and far less to the economy. As a result, my own death is of no earthly use to me.