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Nov 21, 1912 - May 3, 2014

    I Want to Be Like You

    Jun 3, 2014

    We had just returned to Thailand after visiting Singapore and Hong Kong when we got the call no traveler wants to get. “Your mother isn’t doing well,” our brother-in-law told Phil. “It’s probably time for you two to come home….” Mom was 101.  « Read More »

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    “Blessed are the Children” in India

    Mar 23, 2014

    While reading the English speaking paper over breakfast in Bangkok some days ago, I spied an unusual but familiar photo. It was a striking image of young girl walking on a tightrope in the streets of Mumbai, India. We had photographed that very same girl ourselves the week before.  « Read More »

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    Holy Cow, Holy India

    Mar 15, 2014

    If anybody ever tells you that all the world is alike, send them to India. They will see the differences immediately – in beliefs, religion, dress, food, living and dying. I must share some of the fascinating things I encountered when Phil and I visited there.  « Read More »

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    On The Mighty Mekong in Vietnam

    Feb 14, 2014

    Having cut my political teeth during the War in Vietnam, John Prine’s song called “Saigon” played a continuous loop in my head as our plane landed there. Saigon is now named Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Has it really been nearly 40 years since the war? I wondered how we would be received in Vietnam as Americans?   « Read More »

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    Contrasts in Cambodia

    Feb 5, 2014

    I admit it. I didn’t do my homework before we left for Cambodia. I assumed our hotel would be fairly modern like those in urban Thailand. But as our tuk tuk driver took us past Siem Reap out into the countryside, what I saw were rice paddies, farmers bent over their fledgling plants, skinny cows tethered near a ditch…  « Read More »

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    My Top 10 List For Thailand

    Jan 18, 2014

    Weather reports from the USA make me really happy that we went to Southeast Asia for the winter. We spent close to 6 weeks in Thailand, most of it in Bangkok where the weather was hot and dry. Not a drop of rain and temps in the 80’s to low 90’s.  « Read More »