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Ferguson from Afar

I don’t keep up with current events in America as I once did, I don’t watch American news TV; healthy for me.

The events in Ferguson are horrible, sad days for so many. 26 more words

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The Ultimate Question

At the age of 25, I feel like I should know the answers to many more things than I actually do. When I was 11 or 12, I thought by the time I was 25, I would be a fully fledged adult; I’d have a steady job, kids probably, a mortgage definitely, but as it turns out, I have none of those things and I’m still wandering around a little aimlessly wondering what it is I want from life. 770 more words

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How (not) to protest at the US Embassy, according to the Thai junta

Originally published at Siam Voices on July 10, 2014

We recently mentioned the foreign reactions (and sanctions) of the international community in the aftermath of the military coup in Thailand, and the reaction of the Thai military junta. 982 more words

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Rage Against the Copy Machine

Its official. I have a nemesis. He is about four feet tall, strong build, and has a hot temper….no its not one of my students….its the copy machine (obviously, the title was a bit of a spoiler)! 525 more words

#Kanchanaburi #Thailand: Reflections, Wrap-ups, End Games and Swan Songs

For the last month, after abruptly cutting a tour of Laos short, I’ve been “looking for Thailand,” so to speak, just as others before me have gone “looking for America,” making my (probably) last tour (maybe, that is), seeing if there’s anything I forgot, seeing if there’s anything I missed, seeing if there’s anything I should come back for, and eventually writing it all up—my ‘swan song’ so to speak, for a country I spent about a decade of my life in, depending on how you count. 602 more words