Monthly Archives: April 2011

Saying Good-bye to Ban Lac, Mai Chau as the Village Readies for Reunification Day Celebrations

It’s been six glorious days of rest, relaxation and riting here in Ban Lac village (yes, I know that’s spelled wrong, I’m going for the written as well as the auditory alliteration!). For most of the time I’ve been here, … Continue reading

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Spring

one of her best, methinks … Spring Somewhere a black bear has just risen from sleep and is staring  down the mountain. All night in the brisk and shallow restlessness of early spring  I think of her, her four black … Continue reading

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Crash Landing

The countryside surrounding Ninh Binh just might end up being one of the places I’ve enjoyed the most here in Vietnam. Everything about it was just what I love – gorgeous nature, peace and quiet, few other tourists, moving water, … Continue reading

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The Dry Salvages

The Dry Salvages (excerpt) Fare forward, travellers! Not escaping from the past  Into indifferent lives, or into any future;  You are not the same people who left that station  Or who will arrive at any terminus,  While the narrowing rails … Continue reading

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Boating with the Buddhists

“Believe me, my young friend,” said the rat, “ there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems really to matter, … Continue reading

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Writing from the Authentic Voice

As it happens with Keelty, she sent me yet another perfect piece of writing the other day from May Sarton, who is a brilliant writer and the inspiration for this post, the topic of which has been on my mind … Continue reading

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No Title Required

This is it, exactly, and speaks perfectly to my time right now! No Title Required It has come to this: I’m sitting under a tree beside a river on a sunny morning. It’s an insignificant event and won’t go down … Continue reading

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