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Please do take my MS Paint "masterpiece" with many grains of salt. :)

Readers may know that I've been interested in two book ideas for some time now:

After a cycle home beneath the stars I swing happily in my hammock and listen to all the night sounds around me in this calm and idyllic place in the basin of the Mekong river.

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.” – Pericles

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Without context, here are sixteen photos from Mexico. I welcome you to imagine the context and/or to ask questions. Happy New Year! ¡Feliz año nuevo!

When I was 16 I took a trip with my religious education class to a Buddhist monastery in the borders of Scotland. As we rounded a corner in the Scottish mountains we were shocked at the sight of the Tibetan style architecture. When we arrived at the monastery itself, we were greeted by a nun who was just finishing her lunch. They eat lunch?

After living in Taiwan for a few years there are things I have come to love and not love about the country. It is a wonderful place full of equally wonderful people. As a foreigner I have been treated well by the Taiwanese. Most will agree that Taiwanese people are among the friendliest, and most hospitable in the world.

Will our isolation increase through the infinite freedom of information and ubiquity of the Internet? Longer summers and lesser days / school year are the remains of the US agrarian economy, when planting picking and harvesting took place in a greater number of homesteads than today. US schools continue to have fewer days... and if well charted and scheduled, this freedom fosters creativity.

(Editor's Note - This article was written prior to the holidays - we are late in publishing it. That being said - it is great advice for any time of year)

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This should be my last post of 2015!

In two weeks I'll be in Mexico City, celebrating NYE 2016. Readers may know about my yearly trip to a new-to-me country. This year, it's "Mexico", as I shared about in an earlier post. :)

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