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Mystery Woman

Does anyone know who this woman is?  Up until the last Friday in February, I thought she was my sister, Carol.  However, the events of Friday week (a Southern expression in the USA which means ‘Friday one week ago’) leave … Continue reading

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Hellfire Pass

I have been traveling from the end of January through most of the month of February, visiting the schools that I have not yet visited and learning more about this land where I live. When I reflect back on all … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Story

Unfortunately, the flood waters are still rising (no matter what the Prime Minister might say) and a new projection says that it will be a month before the water clears away.  Despite criticism of key figures in the government and … 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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A National Treasure

Thailand has wonderful tradition of issuing beautiful postage stamps. Thanks to my father, Richard W. Bryant, who collected stamps his entire life, and his father before him, Robert Enoch Bryant, who was also a stamp collector, I grew up with … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Friday, August 12th, was Mother’s Day in Thailand.  It is the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand and, since 1976, has been celebrated as Mother’s Day, as the Queen is viewed as the mother of the people of … Continue reading

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Invisible Outreach

One of the delightful people who I have met in my three weeks in Thailand is Georgina Stott (pictured here), an Australian who has been in Thailand since 1968.  She came over in her early 20’s, fell in love with … Continue reading

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All Is Not As It Seems

About a year ago, there were a series of demonstrations by a political group that created a major disruption to business in portions of Bangkok. On April 10th, those demonstrations turned violent when the Thai military tried to intervene and 24 people … Continue reading

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