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Day Sixty-Eight

Three Four Things I Learned:

1. Buddhist monks wear platform sandal shoes year round, even in the winter, because it is the only shoe that touches the least amount of ground, which means less chance of accidentally stepping on a bug or harming a tiny form of life. 98 more words


a message in the rose garden

Old-lady brain: I accidentally scheduled today’s post for the Catholic celebration of All Souls’ Day yesterday, which was All Saints’ Day. Yikes! I was irritated with myself and went for a walk in the garden, which gifted me this message and reminder. 233 more words

Jamie Dedes

Day 33: Ceremonies and Websites

I hadn’t planned to take this long to update my blog.  I’ve been struggling to decide on a subject for this post, and I’ve been a bit sick. 906 more words


Day 20: Insects and Games

The insects are wily in Cambodia. Like seasoned celebrities, they’re usually pretty, they move fast and are difficult to photograph!

I saw a stick insect this morning on the way to the shower, it was long and thin, fluttery (like it had leaves stuck to it) and seriously gorgeous. 1,403 more words


Day 6: The Countryside

Technically, it’s winter in Cambodia. In theory, this results in a slightly higher chance of rain (it’s been too dry so far, affecting the rice crops) and a temperature drop to about 25-35 degrees Celcius. 920 more words


Sri Lanka: Radical Buddhist groups join forces

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance said his movement will join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to “protect” Buddhists, whom he called an endangered world minority.

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