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Our Home on Seventh Street

Posted on 30 Dec 2017 in Life Overseas, Photos | 5 comments

(Our front yard: one of the reasons we wanted this place was to have a yard for our kids. If a car is parked in here, you can barely walk around it on either side. But since we don’t have a car, it makes a great play space!) It has been three months since we moved into […]

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Christmas is for the Oppressed and the Oppressor

Posted on 18 Dec 2017 in Compositions, Reflections | 0 comments

The Christmas story is not really a very nice story. We have made it that way through years of re-telling, whimsical stories and songs, and whitewashed nativity scenes. But the nativity story is really dominated by themes of power, patriarchy, vulnerable people, injustice, genocide and poverty. If you were reading the Christmas story for the […]

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On Renting a House

Posted on 05 Sep 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Photos | 8 comments

We started looking for a new place to rent in May. A variety of circumstances, not the least of which was the nearing advent of Baby #2, caused us to realize that our current home is just not the right place for us anymore. From a foreigner’s perspective, renting a house in Yangon is an […]

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