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Our Home on Seventh Street

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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

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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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Dining out with Yangon Food Tours

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Posted on 08 Oct 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Photos, Travel | 1 comment

I recently had the opportunity to tag along with Yangon Food Tours for a dinner tour. It was a great experience, and I wanted to share some of it here on the blog for those of you who are curious about Burmese cuisine, and for anyone who might be interested in taking a food tour […]

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On Renting a House

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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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Elisabeth’s Arrival

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Posted on 20 Aug 2017 in Compositions, Motherhood, Photos, Reflections | 7 comments

Elisabeth’s Birth Story I only had time for one pre-natal appointment with my Chiang Mai OB before giving birth to Elise. At the appointment my doctor echoed the words of my Myanmar OB and mentioned that I was measuring small and that the baby seemed small. I wasn’t overly concerned, as they said the same […]

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Lingering in Happiness

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Posted on 15 Aug 2017 in Photos, Reflections | 1 comment

It has been rainy season here since late May/early June. The appearance of the rains is always a source of refreshment, as there has been no precipitation since November, and March-May tend to be difficult months, relentlessly sunny, in the 100s most days, and hardly any cooler in the evening. We sweat through several changes […]

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