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Almost Heaven… An Airport?

I cannot remember a time in my life when I thought a layover in an airport was a good thing!  And I cannot say that I can remember a time when anyone could or would wax poetic about any airport … Continue reading

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Magical Bali and a Gathering of Friends

How do I begin to describe the island of Bali? How can I begin to share the significance of a week with Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers and how it renews the spirit? It all began with the flight to Bali, which took … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christ’s Birth

Yes, I took an extended vacation from writing posts for my blog, but all to enjoy the company of my son, Julian, who came from San Diego. My sister, Carol, and her husband, Tim, and their two children, Kimberly and … Continue reading

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A Special Place

Considering the fact that I have only been here for six months, I am delighted that there is already one place in this town that has found a regular niche in my life: Billy’s Restaurant. Billy’s is a small Italian … Continue reading

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Loy Krathong 2554 (ลอยกระทง ๒๕๕๔)

Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful festivals in the Thai year. It takes place over three days, with one of those days being the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Dog Makes!

Nellie has been with us for a few weeks now. She is getting used to our quirks and we are getting used to hers. We’ve had some bumps along the way, but it was mostly a matter of the language … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

For those who live in the United States, this flood is similar to the floods of the Mississippi River in the way that it begins in the northern part of the country and slowly makes its way south. There are … Continue reading

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Greatest Flood in Recorded History

A story in the Bangkok Post tonight declares that this year’s flood in the nation’s capital city is the worst flood in the history of that city.  Remember that Bangkok was just established as the capital of Thailand about 200 … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven

This may not be everyone’s idea of heaven, but it is mine.  An untouched beach of sparkling white sand, a sea as smooth as glass and crystal-clear, temperatures in the low 80’s with a gentle ocean breeze, a blue sky … Continue reading

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Just 24 Hours

In just twenty-four hours here, there is so much to see and do.  My friends were right: I am beginning to skip past all the visual and auditory stimuli that were new just a few months ago.  When I left … Continue reading

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