Dylan in Vietnam – the Concert

If one were looking for symbolism in Dylan’s first concert in Vietnam, one wouldn’t have to look any further than the venue itself. RMIT University, located 20 minutes from downtown Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7, is a spanking clean campus of hip modern architecture and well manicured…

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Housing the Homeless

The Cambodian government, I am told, has the largest government cabinet in the world, this year’s model upping the number to over 400 ministers, secretaries and undersecretaries. Tragically, many of these officials, having only an SUV and a villa or two to call their own, are officially considered “homeless”. This…

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A Night in Casablanca

Time: T-10 Minutes, July 30 The Place: Cambodian Immigration, Phnom Penh Airport An unlikely fog has descended over the Pochentong airfield. JM, Mrs. JM and their little one are just about to depart for Bangkok. Meanwhile, in California, the family wait, and wait, and wait….. THE BUREAUCRAT (TB): Oh my,…

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