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October 31, 2017

Mae Sot is located in a mountainous rain forest. Think of Tarzan’s home. But in Thailand. In 2006, many houses did not have electricity. Ones that did might share a single electrical wire with several families. Across the border is Burma. As with any border, one side w...

October 22, 2017

It is common to see groups of men playing ‘Makruk” or Thai chess on any given day in our village. This game is much like the chess wars I grew up playing. Most of the pieces move in the same way but different rules apply. For example each side will begin to count their...

October 19, 2017

 Often I compare Thailand to Missoura. I am an expert in neither. Sometimes it is the same. Sometimes it is different. But the Thais say it best ‘same, same but different’. We were in Northern Thailand.

Many Hmong’s make a living by farming. Many Missourians are farmer...

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