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Tiny Act of Intention

By , posted on: August 2, 2012
On the day of my arrest in Burma I was unknowingly encouraged by a palm reader to go ahead and do what I had come to do. This man was serious about his work. It was obvious. He reminded me of my late grandmother, a mystic, an astrologer. As he read my palm and calculated numerology his words were encouraging to me. “You have a strong will. If you say you do something you will do it…. You will have […] » read more

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Homeward Bound

By , posted on: July 14, 2011
Fourteen people sat in the room, each from a different background, but each with the same goal — to go back to Burma. I sat silently, too nervous to break the icy silence in the room, which smelled dreadful from body sweat, mold and cigarette smoke. The floor was dusty, the walls were damp and stained, and apart from a broken rusted wash-hand basin, there were no facilities or furnishings. The room had no windows and no air-conditioning, and was […] » read more

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