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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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When Hope Diminishes

When the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks learned his death was certain, he wrote that he was going to stop reading the daily news. Reading and listening to the news each morning is a long-held routine, yet I think it … Continue reading

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