Tag Archives: Cambodia

Among the Missing

There’s always this stretch of awkward silence at the beginning. I’m the only foreigner in a room full of people from a hundred other countries, an exile pinned to my seat watching a parade of expectant faces – all travelers … Continue reading

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The Goose Whisperer

Late summer and the geese are talking.  It’s what they do.   Like the way they deface our precious Roger Williams Park here in the modest city of the Superman Building with ubiquitous, acidic goose manure.  They’re loud, cantankerous and … Continue reading

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What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

  This is Raksmey.  Raksmey just earned her high school diploma through the National External Diploma Program.  She hammered her way through it while pregnant with her second child and working full time. This is Sophi.  Sophi was informed she’d … Continue reading

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Angels and Warriors

Since mentioning Angel, my almost was student at CCRI, I’ve gotten some interesting and poignant comments.  I guess we’ve all encountered our share of heartbreakers.  I ‘m not sure why I even chose to mention her, other than her having … Continue reading

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Sokkeang

She said everyone’s life was like a mountain.  Then she drew the shape of a mountain on the table with her finger.  “No one can stay at the top all the time.”  Her classmates were in their room watching a … Continue reading

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