Dear 2014

Please be better than 2013. Not that your predecessor was bad, cause it wasn't. But, I just have high hopes for what transitions may bring, and I'd like it if you didn't let me down. A short review of 2013 No New Years blog post would be complete without a highlight reel from the year … Continue reading Dear 2014


Putting the Prabang back in Luang Prabang

The year was 1359.  In the new kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Kao, a gift was given.  A statue.  But not just an ordinary statue: a golden standing Buddha image.  The occasion was said to be a congratulatory gift from Phaya Sirichanta, the King of Angkor, in present-day Cambodia, to his Lao son-in-law on unifying … Continue reading Putting the Prabang back in Luang Prabang