Category Archives: Cultural

Cloud Forest (Expat Week #070)

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~Roger Miller The bright light clattered into my room, an atomic sun dispersed by suspended water droplets in every direction, an all encompassing light wave that crashed over me and left me … Continue reading

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India’s Birds of Paradise (Expat Week #054)

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. ~Stephen King   Birds of Paradise are rightfully known for their unparalleled beauty in the the animal kingdom. They … Continue reading

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Tour of India – Meenakshi Amman Temple (Expat Week #049)

Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known. ~Mahatma Gandhi   The final leg of our tour of India took us to Madurai.  I chose Madurai … Continue reading

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Face Art (Expat Week #044)

I have never been aware before how many faces there are.  There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke I am powerfully drawn to human faces, drawn to … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Rose – A Child Laid to Rest (Expat Week #043)

For some moments in life there are no words.  ~David Seltzer I saw a tiny rose carried by her father and I wept. I saw a rose without thorns placed in a dirt hole and I wept. I saw the face … Continue reading

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Thailand in Review (Expat Week #041)

Bangkok has him now, and she’ll never let him go. ~Tattoo Joe from Hangover 2 Besides the memories of an adventure in an exotic land, the one other thing I hoped to bring back from Thailand with me was a … Continue reading

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Koh Samed, Thailand (Expat Week #040)

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand. ~Robin Leach … Continue reading

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Betwixt Two Worlds (Expat Week #38)

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge. ~Lord Byron I was up before the sun today. More accurately, I was awake most of the night capturing only a few hours sleep … Continue reading

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Masked Maidens (India Week #033)

Masks are elaborate and everyone has one. It takes a while to get to know people. This doesn’t make them mysterious, it makes them like everyone else. ~Donna Lynn Hope I don’t recall seeing them on my initial visit almost 7 … Continue reading

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My First Diwali (India Week #032)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller Diwali, the festival of lights, is a five day festival and THE big holiday in India, … Continue reading

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