Here’s an interesting fact. At one point in the 70s, the US Embassy in Vientiane, Laos was the largest in the world with over 3,000 Americans posted there.
The spirits felt disrespected and needed to be appeased.
Like a turtle trapped atop a fence post, or an ill-informed strongman, one wonders how this came to be?
And though I was just 90 miles from “4 Dead in Oh-Hi-Oh”, I had so little idea about it what it all meant.
As every morning should start with a stimulating conversation, we discussed the origins of American Fried Rice
The sad part is that this emergency, this crisis, is entirely man made… A phantom…. A brown-backed bogeyman who traipses in on foot hundreds of leagues.
On at least one occasion he miscalculates and whacks his face with a flaming metal orb. Thankfully, he does not combust.
This all happened some 25 years ago in a strongly, face-saving nation far, far away. A growing international primary and secondary school was trying to burnish its image and trying for accreditation. […]
Maybe it would come in handy if one ever needed to ritually enter a mosque.