Monthly Archives: April 2015

Acclimation

“People think it is so exotic that we are living in Mozambique or Thailand. But they don’t realize it takes days for the laundry to dry… and only minutes to soak it with sweat.” Robin had been filling me in … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day: Paying Respect

The day started out like any other day here in Thailand, me not knowing what was going on. I was told to meet at the village’s only wat (Buddhist temple) at 7:30 in the morning. This was a full hour … Continue reading

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Purple, not Pink

Thailand’s Princess Sirindhorn was born on a Saturday 60 years ago. Now on her birthday the whole nation wears purple to honor her. Thailand is a country of colors, typically worn in rotation: seven days, seven colors. On any given … Continue reading

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Thinking of Pessoa

I’ve been reading a thin little book over the past several months, a few pages at a time. I’m no where near halfway through it yet; I’m not in a hurry. I’m enjoying the author’s poetic prose, his observations, his … Continue reading

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