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Traveling Home: The Cambodia Saga

This is the last post of The Cambodia Saga

We arrived back in Phnom Penh and did a temporary camp out in Green Pastures Inn. It was only a few hours until the Hamilton’s flight but it was adequate to make another trip to the Russian Market. 701 more words


When Souls Separate

Torrid curtains, lashing in the breeze of the

empty, deep indents remain where love use to be but now

nothing, the sinking air settling every grain and particle, 72 more words



Golf and surf-less beaches
Oil lights and compressor seizes
Construction zones
Half-a-century together
Still tears and fears
And knee surgery
Family captured in time
Rest stops… 40 more words


The Gates of Departure

I feel odd, dislocated
for no reason visible
or known, when I am
about to enter thru
the gates of departure…

connections of time and place… 80 more words


Review: Departures (2008)

Departures, a 2008 film directed by Yôjirô Takita, written by Kundô Koyama, and starring Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, and Tsutomu Yamazaki, explores the highly ritualized art of Japanese funerary customs, which often carry many Buddhist practices and traditions. 715 more words


The empty three

The empty three
Click click tickyhosh
Of restless recline
Don’t follow me out
You want to keep them
Sliding under lashes
Walking at my rate… 14 more words



I want to take a moment, dear Reader, to discuss some of the reactions I received to my volunteerism in Nepal. You might expect people to respond positively to building homes for those in need, and certainly, many people did. 839 more words