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When Honor Meets Disrespect

Cultural Mores & Travel I gasped when I spotted a bloke on the river boat in Thailand. His baggy sleeveless top–sometimes called a muscle shirt–revealed a black-inked Buddha covering the whole expanse of the left side of his front torso, … Continue reading

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KrabiĀ 

Krabi is a mecca for tourists from all over: we’ve heard Dutch and German, Japanese and Mandarin, French and Slavic, and British-Canadian-Australian English. Thailand’s beach communities feel like similar world hot-spots: Miami in Florida and Antalya in Turkey. Vendors bark … Continue reading

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Oh! To be a Bug!

Poseidon’s Descendant We discovered an orange bug crawling on our tablecloth as we sat down to a Thai dinner in Krabi.  The bug scuttled right on top of a swath of orange and white gingham.  The beetle had an orange-winged … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Emerald Sea

Krabi, Thailand We wake about 6 a.m. just before the sun clears the horizon, and the sky begins to brighten.  We keep our silk drapes open so we can climb out of bed and sit on the deck when dawn … Continue reading

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Bangkok Eats

The markets here are bursting with vegetables and fruits–yet we have a hard time getting enough greens in our meals.  The most common are broccoli spears that garnish the noodle bowls and, if you’re lucky, a cook will tuck some … Continue reading

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Customs as Stories

Stories as Customs All cultures have in common ceremonies we find important, from baby christenings to college graduations. As a teenager I shunned such ceremonies because my friends and I knew we were way “too cool” to participate in customs … Continue reading

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When Hate Multiplies Hate

With Hate, We Destroy Ourselves I heard a talk today that lessened my misery that comes from looking at the headlines. My days begin the same way: Each morning brings a mix of interest and dread as I review the … Continue reading

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