Monthly Archives: September 2013

Darkness

It gets dark early in West Bengal at this time of year, but darkness doesn’t stop the constant movement of people. Except for the occasional passing cars and motorcycles, there are no lights; no streetlights – not even flashlights. From … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Himalayas

Flying at 36,000 feet from Delhi to Siliguri takes you alongside the Himalayas before descending onto the plains at the base of the mountains. While the foothills are fairly close to Siliguri, they are usually impossible to see because of … Continue reading

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9/11

I was on my way to meet some friends for an early breakfast on September 11, 2001. It was a beautiful morning in Portland, OR when I heard the news on the radio that the North Tower of the World … Continue reading

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Extra Mile

Lawful injustice. That is the only way you can read it. Roman Impressment Law gave a soldier the right to conscript anyone he wanted into service. He could force you to take his pack for a Roman mile (but no … Continue reading

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