Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dok sanow

Eid and I decided to get out early this morning for a bicycle ride and some roadside foraging. Eid picked these yellow flowers and wrapped them in a banana leaf to take home. After cleaning them, she added them to … Continue reading

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The scarf

While we were at the big temple, Eid’s mother noticed a woman wearing a crocheted scarf. As someone who spends a lot of time doing crochet work (one of many things she has done over the years to support her … Continue reading

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All the lovely ladies

On Sunday afternoon, we went to a famous temple in a neighboring province. It’s mostly famous for improving on the 50-50 odds of having a male child: People hoping to have a son come here from all over central Thailand, … Continue reading

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Mae

  This is the view from the front of Eid’s family home, looking out over a field owned by a retired schoolteacher who bought it to grow his own rice. I’m not sure why, since rice is cheap and plentiful … Continue reading

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Evening stroll

Life in rural Thailand is pretty uneventful. We arrived in Phanat Nikhom on Saturday morning, and spent most of the day just relaxing and recovering from the 11-hour bus ride from Chiang Mai to Pattaya (where Eid’s brother lives). For … Continue reading

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Up a tamarind tree

Yesterday, Eid was admiring the gourds growing near the farmers market; this morning, she was up in the tamarind trees in the same area, collecting unripe tamarind pods to add to a spicy/sour chili paste.

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With Keiko and friends

Had a great day yesterday with Keiko Nakao from the Burmese Relief Center Japan. She and her crew of students from Osaka and Tokyo spent a very busy couple of weeks traveling along the Thai-Burmese border visiting refugee camps and … Continue reading

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My queen on her throne

This was taken not long after Eid had surgery to remove a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. For a month after the surgery, we were making visits to Thepanya Hospital (about 20 minutes drive from our apartment … Continue reading

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