Monthly Archives: February 2016

My Lenten fast is a walk in the park

I don’t normally indulge in fasting for Lent. Giving up coffee or chocolate in the midst of a busy semester doesn’t seem like a great idea, and anyway I am not religious. But this year I have decided to give … Continue reading

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Sinxay: Renaissance of a Lao-Thai Epic Hero

Early this year I received a copy of Peter Whittlesey and Baythong Sayouvin Wittlesey’s new book Sinxay: Renaissance of a Lao-Thai Epic Hero, which they self-published late in 2015 after years of hard work. At its heart is an English retelling … Continue reading

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