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Saying Goodbye, Part II

As I was beginning my second year in Thailand I found I was sleeping less. I was waking up at 4 AM, then 3 AM, and not being able to fall back asleep. I blamed it on the mattress and … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye, Part I

It was New Year’s Day 2014, cold and gray. Albany hadn’t seen much snow yet and the ground was bare. I boarded Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited mid-morning and headed west. When I arrived in Buffalo, in the dark, the snow … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye, in Thai This Time.

It’s been a rough ride, a marathon really. We started out as group of 71 trainees arriving in Bangkok in early January, bleary-eyed after two days of flying, but yet happy and filled with anticipation. We’ve been together enduring 10 … Continue reading

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Sleepless

“Man, it’s been a long haul, huh?” Robin lamented. She emailed the other day wondering what’s going through my head and heart these final days before I leave for Thailand. She expressed her wishes that “amid the swirl of thoughts … Continue reading

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Less Time. Timeless.

Yesterday it was dark by 5:30. It’s November now; the days are shorter and nighttime comes excruciatingly early now that the clocks have fallen back. Time, the shortness of it, has been on my mind. In two months I will … Continue reading

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