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It’s only been 2 days since we left Singha Village. We’re lounging around at the beaches in Sihanoukville. It’s a strange feel moving from one contrasting environment to another. The dusty country road beckons me to return – I can ...

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We took several students to on a field trip to Siem Reap. And it’s very noticeable about that our students are from the country. To the mindful observer, one can just tell they are not from the cities. Many have never left Singha Village. As we visi...

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I wish I could say that I’m constantly engaged but traveling can fatigue the mind as well as the body. It’s 4am and I drift in and out of dream state. My thoughts wander to our students. I turn on the TV and channel surf until I landed on CNN Internat...

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I slept in this morning – I woke at 9am staring at the ceiling of our modern guesthouse. I woke thinking I’d hear our students at the gate. But all I hear is the hustling sounds of the city – motor bikes, horn, construction and lots of f...

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We are at Chicago waiting for our flight home. We’re very tired and sleepy. I drift in and out of sleep once more as images of this dusty, rough yellow road beckons me to come back. I grab a handful of its dirt and it bids me safe travel home. ̶...

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I woke this morning thinking it was evening. I turn and found my daughter, Sarinah, next to me. She looked so peaceful. I held her hand and kissed her to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. And then my thoughts wandered to our students. It’s been a h...

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I woke at 5am this morning and I found my spirit wandering again to Singha Village. I feel the rocky road beneath our bikes as we ride along the country side to drop off our students at their homes. I saw Cedar (2014 volunteer) waving at me wait. As I tur...

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Martin Luther King Day… As we journeyed home, we took to the ferry across the Mekong into Vietnam. I saw this woman and her child from our bus… whether one feels that giving is right or wrong is irrelevant to me. I can only control what I do &...

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We are in Siem Riep at the moment with some of the students on a field trip. So much has happened since the last time I posted… We’ve been teaching the children at Singha Village for 5 days now and we’re taking a weekend break. We brough...

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It’s National Independence Day in Cambodia so we had no class today. The volunteers took this time to be by ourselves for a day of reflecting and rejuvenating so we’re in Battambang. Today I printed some photos of me with my students and I am ...

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