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You Know You’re Turning South Asian When . . .

You crave the traditional lunch of “meals.”  Yes, I know it sounds strange, but that’s what it’s called – meals. It’s piles of rice served with five or six different types of curries on a very hygienic banana leaf.   It comes in both a veg and non-veg form. You add the curries, one at a [...]

Another South Asia Moment

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Father’s Day

My dad has played a huge role in formulating my desire to come and work in South Asia. Even more fundamentally, he is largely responsible for my choice to pursue law. Growing up I had the pleasure of watching my parent love his job, excel in it, and make a difference in the lives of [...]

I’ll have the Pug, medium-rare

We can’t reveal on this blog where we are working, but there’s no rule against bragging about vacations.  At the end of May we went to Cambodia.  It was a dual-purpose trip – we have relatives (a brother-in-law, sister and two nephews) there, and it’s just a plain decent place to visit. We deplaned in [...]

You Must Not Cry At All

One of the first things we did during our visit to Cambodia was to tour the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.  The site of the museum is a former school that was used by the Khmer Rouge, led by dictator Pol Pot, to imprison, torture and execute their own people from 1976 – [...]

Catch You on the Flipside

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New Cases

The decision to open a new case involves a great deal of time, research, and planning.   We have several that we are working on right now.   This is one of the really fun parts of our job here because we get to participate directly in securing freedom for oppressed people. There are many factors to [...]

Luxurious Movie-going

As promised in my recent post on movie-going in South Asia, here is some pictorial proof.  As you might imagine, taking pictures in a crowded movie theater made me look like a ridiculous tourist (as did my white skin and blond hair) but, for the sake of sharing the experience I embarrassed my husband and [...]

In my thirties I . . .

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In my twenties I . . .

A non-exclusive list . . . Graduated a UCLA Bruin Tasted and loved hot vanilla Saw some of Europe with my buddies and a backpack that was bigger than me Visited Africa Became a Witherspoon Fellow Lost my Papa and Grandma Ginny Learned that I needed to love God with my mind, not just my [...]