June 2015

Thank you for the music

Dating from 802 CE to 1431 CE, the Khmer empire was a vibrant and lively culture filled with celebrations year round. Music, festivals, dancing and fireworks were a fundamental dynamic […]

My last post talked about the Khmer Rouge regime and the Cheoung Ek killing field I visited on Saturday. Today I want to talk about the Khmer people, and share […]

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana Please forgive my preamble, but I feel as though this next blog post should come with […]

Instant immersion

What does it mean to attend the funeral of a person you do not know? Really, it seems like the kind of experience you don’t want to have. The family […]

Hello, Goodbye

Prior to leaving for this trip, I was struggling with the idea of a three-week placement. Lecomte (2004) says that, “ultimately, it becomes an issue of determining whose interest is […]