Monthly Archives: May 2016

What I Heard At My Mid-Service Conference

Four months of no rain has given way to the eight-month rainy season my province is so proud of. I have to remember what that’s like: the umbrella by the door, the pocketful of plastic bags to slip my phone … Continue reading

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You. You!

“You.” “You!” The second was always more emphatic, a bit harder to ignore. We were in Vietnam ambling through the markets looking at souvenirs: T-shirts, bracelets, bags, and non-la (the iconic conical hats of Vietnam). The vendors, mostly women, would … Continue reading

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To Vietnam and Back

We stopped somewhere in Central Thailand bright and early in the morning to tour a temple. We couldn’t cross Thailand without stopping at at least one. I’d been on the bus for something like 16-17 hours and I hadn’t slept. … Continue reading

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